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  • verb Archaic form of engulf.


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  • "Unless checked by some contrasting force," William Waightstill Avery warned in his senior oration, "this impetuous current" would soon "engulph in its whirlpool our government, our law, and even civilization itself."

    Revolution and Retrenchment

  • Per OED, known alternate spelling (along with ingulf and ingulph); an example of engulph quoted from an 1871 source. master and visiters [** typo: visitors] speak of the down-trodden

    Three Years in Europe Places I Have Seen and People I Have Met

  • From these two truths, as from two great fountain heads, came the one absorbing desire of her life, that the All should engulph the nothing; that God should be exalted and she herself annihilated; hence, there was no height to which she would not have soared to promote honour to God, and no depth to which she would not have descended to procure her own abasement.

    The Life of the Venerable Mother Mary of the Incarnation

  • "Casquettes" a pretty wide berth you may be sure; those who have to do with seafaring matters across Channel knowing full well of the dangerous race that runs by the fatal rocks, ever seeking in its malice to engulph passing crafts and bear them away to destruction!

    Bob Strong's Holidays Adrift in the Channel

  • Ralph, abruptly awakened from his dream of recovered peace, found himself confronted on every side by. indifference or hostility: it was as though the June fields in which his boy was playing had suddenly opened to engulph him.

    The Custom of the Country

  • There have been books in plenty before now that, essaying to navigate the uncharted seas of schoolboy friendship, have foundered beneath the waves of sloppiness that are so ready to engulph them.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, April 12, 1916

  • He would not listen to the counsel, however, and suddenly the sleigh sank in a deep fissure, which threatened to engulph it with the king and queen.

    Myths of the Norsemen From the Eddas and Sagas

  • Through valleys deep-engulph'd by roaring streams.

    Myths of the Norsemen From the Eddas and Sagas

  • Because we make a very great mistake if we allow the common course and use of the world to engulph us wholly.

    Joyous Gard

  • That would engulph him soon in the ravenous sea --



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