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  • v. Present participle of enfold.

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

  • n. the action of enfolding something


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  • Such souls testify with all they do that God's words can burn away dross and trivia, purify a person from sin, terrify in their seriousness of purpose, confound with their difficulty and give comfort with their enfolding love.

    Arnold M. Eisen: The Confounding, All-Penetrating And Revolutionary Voice Of God

  • Steward was a god who was kind, who loved him with voice and lip, who loved him with touch of hand, rub of nose, or enfolding arm.


  • The characters came alive for me and the use of the language put me in the middle of all that was enfolding.

    Advance reader reviews of Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt.

  • A cochlear implant gives me an inkling of what it would be like, psychologically, to accept such an electronic enfolding.

    World Wide Mind

  • You close your damp eyes and dream for just a moment, feel the huge, enfolding wings of the mystical Quetzal as they descend upon you, wrap your soul with a gentle, mothering comfort.

    The Storefront Poet - Chapter the Last

  • As Maltby disappeared from my view he appeared to be completely enveloped in tracers from the enfolding fire and it seemed impossible that he could survive.

    Walter (Bill) Gossner

  • Even as she was wafted back to her flat in the soft, enfolding, new-leather comfort of a luxurious Mercedes, barely able to keep her eyes open, she heard on the radio the story being taken up by others, rolling it on, building it ever bigger, that image of the Papal Cross taking on a life of its own.

    The Priest

  • “Fuck him,” she said to herself in the enfolding gloom, the lights of the city outside refracting through the window like knives of orange flame.

    The Priest

  • Its longest entry, the novella-length "Mister X," explores a few months in the life of a famous architect, subtly enfolding politics into a fascinating study of a public figure, his circle of friends and his encounters with an acupuncturist.

    A Guidebook Through An Impossible Oeuvre

  • Tom Hansen, Gibson's longtime Hollywood attorney and the founding partner of Hansen Jacobson, one of the town's most prestigious talent boutiques, has stuck with Gibson so far in the wake of the enfolding scandal.

    Mel Gibson's showbiz lawyers are standing by their man


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