American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To wrap up; enclose.
- v. To envelop.
- v. To absorb completely; engross: I was enwrapped by the fascinating tale.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- etc. See inwrap, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To envelop. See inwrap.
- v. enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
- From Middle English enwrappen, inwrappen ("to wrap in"), equivalent to en- + wrap. Compare also Middle English inwlappen (See lap, "to enwrap"). More at en-, wrap. Cognate via Old French with envelop, envelope. (Wiktionary)
“A painting exhibition titled "Gradation" and the obscurely organized "Points of View" are less inspiring, and the delicate, thoughtful, though somewhat anachronistic works in the Cuban exhibition "Serendipity" was gobbled up by the sensory overload of its neighboring exhibitions, especially the roaring techno music spewing over from next door's addendum to "California Dreamin '," a coma-inducing cavernous video room that could enwrap a viewer for hours.”
“At the height of the ceremony, Teubal appeared in the white robe that will eventually enwrap her body in death, when she returns her soul to her Creator.”
“Bound by our mutual desire to be accepted by the group we attempt to enwrap others within restrictions we pile upon ourselves.”
“When we met, the sunshine, filtering through the light foliage of the acacias, shed on Honorine the pale gold, ambient glory in which Raphael and Titian, alone of all painters, have been able to enwrap the Virgin.”
“At the very first bars of the intensely passionate allegro, the beginning of the sonata, I felt that numbness, that chill and sweet terror of ecstasy, which instantaneously enwrap the soul when beauty bursts with sudden flight upon it.”
“This habit of abstention from Feeling in the best society enables a Circle the more easily to sustain the veil of mystery in which, from his earliest years, he is wont to enwrap the exact nature of his Perimeter or”
“I shrink with bone-chilling horror at the deathly shroud of moribund prose that dangles limply from the author's limblike arms, as he threatens ominously to envelopingly enwrap me in it ... or it in me.”
“At intervals, he stopped, to shake the snow off the rug, and to enwrap Louise afresh; and each violent gust that met him when he turned a corner, smote him doubly; for he pictured to himself the fury with which it must hurl itself against her, sitting motionless before it.”
“The creature can attack animals larger than itself, and enwrap them with its threads: in other words, it will attack a small lizard, run round and draw threads about its mouth until it closes the mouth up; then it comes up and bites it.”
“Gratch gurgled with his throaty laugh, his arms and legs and wings trying to enwrap his opponent.”
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