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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ensconce.

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Examples

  • October 2: Reynolds ensconces himself in children, refuses to ask children to leave conference room, fields press questions about a congressional man-boy-love sex scandal.

    Midterm Roundup

  • The bill ensconces a disastrously wasteful system - or patchwork of systems - in law.

    Health Care Relief In 2013 Giving Dems Heartburn

  • Day He Himself Shall Wipe My Tears Away (1972), [15] Oe draws the portrait of a delusional father dying of bladder cancer, a pseudo-Emperor who ensconces himself in a barber's chair in the family storehouse and plots to bomb the Imperial Palace with his little son-soldier on August 16, the day after the Emperor's momentous announcement.

    Kenzaburo Oe: Laughing Prophet and Soulful Healer

  • It all becomes too much: in "Faith in a Tree," she ensconces herself on a branch of a sycamore in a park.

    The World At Her Doorstep

  • McClellan was so obviously on the outside of the bubble that ensconces the President that he couldn't really be blamed for all the nonsense he spouted in the briefing room.

    Ankush Khardori: Why You Should Feel Bad for Scott McClellan

  • Millar has him say this, but then firmly ensconces him in the world of a “geek.”

    Kick-Ass #1 Review | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • Millar has him say this, but then firmly ensconces him in the world of a "geek."

    Kick-Ass #1 Review | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources

  • Our faves include the modular Box Sectional that can be re-arranged at your whim; the elegant and surprisingly comfortable Milano that ensconces you in your own private little world with its regal height; and the brightly patterned Chesterfield, a modern and decidedly feminine riff on an old world classic.

    EKLA Home’s New Sustainable Sofas Unveiled | Inhabitat

  • Thanks to the way modern letters ensconces poetry as the bastion of the divine and numinous spirit within ink, we think poetry is good in the way that brussel sprouts and broccoli are "good".

    Bad Poetry

  • But there is an element of leisure embedded in the values of fine art, and critics have argued that taste also ensconces and systematizes class divisions (Shusterman 1993; Mattick 1993).

    Feminist Aesthetics

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