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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of encircle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective confined on all sides


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  • And I never found the envelope with my name encircled by a heart, revolving on that rack.

    Chocolate for a Lover’s Heart

  • And I never found the envelope with my name encircled by a heart, revolving on that rack.

    Chocolate for a Lover’s Heart

  • Just a few weeks later, August Benz & Cie did the same with their logo, the Benz name encircled by a wreath.


  • The Elu of Fifteen ought therefore to take the lead of his fellow-citizen, not in frivolous amusements, not in the degrading pursuits of the ambitious vulgar; but in the truly noble task of enlightening the mass of his countrymen, and of leaving his own name encircled, not with barbaric splendor, or attached to courtly gewgaws, but illustrated by the honors most worthy of our rational nature; coupled with the diffusion of knowledge, and gratefully pronounced by a few, at least, whom his wise beneficence has rescued from ignorance and vice.

    Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

  • Barely mentioned except in passing is the Spanish Civil War, for example, where for three whole years between 1936 and 1939 Germany and Italy lent troops and weapons in a Fascist invasion of a sovereign European nation that had never threatened or "encircled" them in any way.

    A War Worth Fighting

  • When Clinton mentioned Leipzig, Reagan the "encircled" City Hall where Kennedy spoke, and Kennedy himself the "defended island of freedom," their comments roused because they were grounded in political geography.

    Mayhill Fowler: Barack's Berlin Gamble

  • In defense, Dean's forces found -- and posted on the Web -- Clinton quotes that appeared to support their man's original point: that diplomacy is crucial if the world's only superpower is to avoid being "encircled" by resentful countries.

    A Long Shadow

  • But the town of St. Lo is ever gloriously lighted, for us, with a nimbus of young heads, such as encircled the earlier madonnas.

    In and out of Three Normady Inns

  • Without any prior notification and with compensations deals outstanding for families remaining there, around 200 police "encircled" the community in the middle of the night and were followed later in the morning by more than 300 workers with bulldozers, said Chan Saveth of the rights group Adhoc.

    KI Media

  • To its east and southeast, it is "encircled" by American allies such as Japan,

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