from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Lying around; surrounding.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Lying about; bordering on every side.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Lying round; bordering on every side.
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- adjective lying
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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“Even,” proceeds Sir Leicester, glancing at the circumjacent cousins on sofas and ottomans, “even in many — in fact, in most — of those places in which the government has carried it against a faction —”
The reciprocity treaty, very lucidly advocated by Mr. Carter, and which means the cession of a lagoon with a portion of circumjacent territory on this island, to the United States, for a
As soon as I had alighted at an inn and had drunk my tea, I went out immediately to see the town and the circumjacent country.
Ah! there is good blood in that old city, and in the whole circumjacent region of which it is the capital.
The appearance of the circumjacent country had been preparing me for the change of scene which was to greet me when I reached the coast.
This point beats and moves as though endowed with life, and from it two vein-ducts with blood in them trend in a convoluted course (as the egg substance goes on growing, towards each of the two circumjacent integuments); and a membrane carrying bloody fibres now envelops the yolk, leading off from the vein-ducts.
Of the two ducts that lead from the heart, the one proceeds towards the circumjacent integument, and the other, like a navel-string, towards the yolk.
Miles knew nothing of such periods and processes, but he felt an incomprehensible tidal pull towards the circumjacent splendours.
My best resource would be in the circumjacent history of the times, and perhaps in some digressions artfully introduced, like the fortunes of the Peripatetic philosophy in the portrait of Lord Bacon.
The word the region round about, is used by the Jerusalem Gemara: "From Beth-horon to the sea is one region round about," or, one circumjacent region.