Definitions

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  • v. Encircle.
  • v. Surround.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To encircle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To form a circle about; encircle; inclose.

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Examples

  • It shocks thee that Italians should enring an infant

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • Long are the “times” of Heaven: the orbits of angel messengers seem wide to mortal vision; they may enring ages: the cycle of one departure and return may clasp unnumbered generations; and dust, kindling to brief suffering life, and through pain, passing back to dust, may meanwhile perish out of memory again, and yet again.

    Villette

  • Long are the "times" of Heaven: the orbits of angel messengers seem wide to mortal vision; they may enring ages: the cycle of one departure and return may clasp unnumbered generations; and dust, kindling to brief suffering life, and through pain, passing back to dust, may meanwhile perish out of memory again, and yet again.

    Villette

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