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


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  • In one diorama alone an entire grassland ensphered: zebras, giraffe, wildebeest, stampeding across the plains.

    Jay Kirk: Museum Of Natural History And Carl Akeley's Jounrey To Build Its African Wing

  • They formed as it were a little world to themselves, being completely ensphered by the fog, which here was dense as a sea of milk.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • The purpose of God in us is character, and once we have it, established in divine grace and ensphered in the human will of a sufficient number of us, we shall soon make our new and better world.

    Men in the Making

  • From the froth of poetry, they rose to a contemplation of the old classics; Homer, Euripides, Sophocles, Virgil, rising grandly from their dust, ensphered in vibratory eloquence.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 5, May, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • She was ensphered from the world of creative effort in the establishment of her own perfection.

    The Judge

  • I tried to build about me such a little globe of ease as always ensphered her, and thought of all that remained good in our lives though Chris was gone.

    The Return of the Soldier

  • Against a back ground of lemon-coloured sky, with the stars shedding their spiritual lustre through the purple twilight, these gorgeous creatures, each ensphered in her beatific bubble, floated tremulously upward on the balmy breeze.

    The War of the Wenuses

  • The girl for whom he was beginning to nourish an extraordinary tenderness was at this time ensphered by the same harmonies as those which floated into his ears; and the thought was a delight to him.

    Jude the Obscure

  • He had ensphered her in light; she was unassailable -- his fly in amber.

    Rest Harrow A Comedy of Resolution

  • I have heard, indeed, half a mile above me, the singing of the great harps of wire which stretch from Sarum to Shaftesbury along the highest ridge; but such a music is no disturbance of the peace; rather, it assures you of solitude, for you wouldn't hear it were you not ensphered with it alone.

    Lore of Proserpine


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  • She was one of those beautiful women who are not only conscious of their beauty but have accepted it as their vocation. She was ensphered from the world of creative effort in the establishment of her own perfection. She was an end in herself as no human, save some old saint who has made a garden of his soul, had any right to be.

    - Rebecca West, The Judge

    July 17, 2009

  • My brain has been ensphered by my skull.

    July 15, 2008