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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of embosom.


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  • I recently bought a Gainsborough, which a contemporary critic said had been "embosomed by nature" and that is what I feel about my house.

    Philip Mould Unearths England's Bucolic Beauty

  • From a home "embosomed by nature" to the wild countryside, it is built into his weekend.

    Philip Mould Unearths England's Bucolic Beauty

  • Isis, which flows beside it through meadows of exquisite verdure, is spread forth into a placid expanse of waters, which reflects its majestic assemblage of towers, and spires, and domes, embosomed among aged trees.

    Chapter 19

  • "Daughter of Leda, in addition to my first letter I now send thee word not to despatch thy daughter to Euboea's embosomed wing, to the to the waveless bay of Aulis; for after all we wiltlelebrate our child's wedding at another time."

    Iphigenia at Aulis

  • But the lake was much larger, and adorned with several islets besides that on which the fortress was situated; and instead of being embosomed in hills like that of Avenel, had upon the southern side only a splendid mountainous screen, being the descent of one of the Lomond hills, and on the other was surrounded by the extensive and fertile plain of

    The Abbot

  • A half-mile to the eastward of the town, two or three hundred feet up the steep mountain side, stood a large, low, white house embosomed in trees and gardens.

    Westward Ho!

  • He does not wear a look of melancholy resignation, neither does he live in love-gilded poverty, in a cottage embosomed in roses.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • It was old, but in good repair, and stood snugly embosomed in a grove of sycamore, with a well-stocked garden in front, bounded by the small river, which was partly visible from the windows, partly concealed by the bushes, trees, and bounding hedge.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Pursuing the path which Madge had chosen, Jeanie Deans observed, to her no small delight, that marks of more cultivation appeared, and the thatched roofs of houses, with their blue smoke arising in little columns, were seen embosomed in a tuft of trees at some distance.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • But as there was no mistaking the woodland lane, which led from thence to the shore, and as the moonlight showed her one of the white chimneys rising out of the wood which embosomed the building,

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian


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