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


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  • Willingly enclasped him, held him, released him, only to welcome him in once more.

    A Lady of His Own

  • Yet still he lingered, glorying in the feel of her body in his arms, in the hot wetness that so tightly enclasped him.

    The Ideal Bride

  • They lounge in their chairs, arms enclasped, sometimes kissing, sometimes patting one another.

    Nights in London

  • Her garb was plain and dignified, consisting of a muslin tunic embroidered with gold and enclasped by a diamond belt, a pair of wide sleeves being turned back in oriental fashion.

    Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun

  • My mother, for her part, was entranced by the goldsmith's work of the noble poet, and by the gems enclasped in its perfection of formative art, -- perfections within the pale of convention and fashion and romantic beauty which make lovely

    Memories of Hawthorne

  • But he, amid all the danger, preserving his presence of mind, ceased not with his sword to strike at the elephant's trunk, which enclasped him, and the animal, at last overcome with the pain, quitted the soldier, and fled to the rest with hideous cries,

    Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic and Civil Wars: with the Supplementary Books attributed to Hirtius.

  • A passion vine had overrun and enclasped a vase with a perfect symmetry no sculptor could have achieved.

    Under the Redwoods

  • Yes, here was every one of them, from the enclasped loving-cup to the chance trinkets he had purchased for her just as they happened to attract his eye.

    Prince Fortunatus

  • So she had opened her baggage to take out the circlet which Antony had given, and it again enclasped her arm when she entered the sick-room.

    Cleopatra — Volume 05

  • But as the lithe vine amongst neighbouring trees doth cling, so shall he be enclasped in thine encircled arms.

    The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus


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