Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of encompass.

Etymologies

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encompass + -eth

Examples

  • The Goat and Compasses God encompasseth us* | clusterflock etc.

    The Goat and Compasses (God encompasseth us)* | clusterflock

  • A once popular suggestion was that it is a corruption of “God encompasseth us”.

    The Goat and Compasses (God encompasseth us)* | clusterflock

  • And after a while it lifted and showed beneath it an army dight for victory, in numbers like the swelling sea, armed and armoured cap-à-pie who, making for the city, encompassed it around as the ring encompasseth the little finger; 21 and a bared brand was in every hand.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Pond,578 your glance would not revert from the scene quit of wonder; for nowhere would you behold the fellow of that lovely view; and, indeed, the two arms of the Nile embrace most luxuriant verdure,579 as the white of the eye encompasseth its black or like filigreed silver surrounding chrysolites.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • "Some of the supposed changes in public-house signs, such as Bull and Mouth from 'Boulogne mouth' and Goat and Compasses from 'God encompasseth us' are more than doubtful; but the Bacchanals has certainly changed into the Bag o 'nails, and the George Canning into the George and Cannon".

    Doing the tell

  • At that time the pious landlord, putting up a pious legend for the benefit of his pious customers, had declared that — ‘God encompasseth us.’

    Framley Parsonage

  • Pythagoreans, that every star is a world in an infinite aether, and encompasseth air, earth, and aether; this opinion is current among the disciples of Orpheus, for they suppose that each of the stars does make a world.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • To give briefly the full sense, the sun is nothing else but the light and brightness of that fire which encompasseth the earth.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Having finished my dissertation concerning principles and elements and those things which chiefly appertain to them, I will turn my pen to discourse of those things which are produced by them, and will take my beginning from the world, which contains and encompasseth all beings.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • It begirdeth and encompasseth forests, chases, parks, copses, and groves, for the pleasure of hunters.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

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