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  • n. Plural form of envelopment.

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Examples

  • For him the abstract lived in the concrete, and the hidden motive of all he did was to bring what he called the daylight view of the world into ever greater evidence, that daylight view being this, that the whole universe in its different spans and wave-lengths, exclusions and envelopments, is everywhere alive and conscious ...

    Boing Boing

  • The spring encirclements suggested that there had definitely been some improvement, because Soviet forces had managed coordinated envelopments.

    Deathride

  • There were dramatic breakouts and sweeping envelopments by the Allies, but most of the fighting was a hard slog, from the hedgerows of Normandy to the banks of the Elbe.

    Why The Allies Won

  • Then, once his offensive changed into a defensive phase as the Austrians made their succession of powerful attempts to relieve Mantua, General Bonaparte returned to his conception of maneuvering around a “central position” with occasional reversion to brief “envelopments” as at Arcola.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • Dilberry Pipps, the invisible green broad-cloth envelopments and drab lower encasements, crowned with gossamer and based with calf-skin, wherein the total outward man of Mr. Horatio Fitzharding Fitzfunk was enrobed, together with his ambulating anatomy, evanished from the startled gaze of the deserted and finger-contused Julius Dilberry Pipps!

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, October 23, 1841

  • The upper halves of them were clothed in two separate envelopments of pepper-and-salt material, gathered very full and puffy over the hips but drawn in tightly toward the knee in a particularly swagger fashion.

    Missy

  • His prayers to God; his spoken thanks to the God of Victory, who had preserved him safe, and carried him forward so far, through the furious clash of a world all set in conflict, through desperate-looking envelopments at Dunbar; through the death-hail of so many battles; mercy after mercy; to the "crowning mercy" of Worcester fight: all this is good and genuine for a deep-hearted Calvinistic Cromwell.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11

  • For him the abstract lived in the concrete, and the hidden motive of all he did was to bring what he called the daylight view of the world into ever greater evidence, that daylight view being this, that the whole universe in its different spans and wave-lengths, exclusions and envelopments, is everywhere alive and conscious.

    A Pluralistic Universe Hibbert Lectures at Manchester College on the Present Situation in Philosophy

  • [3] The naked multitude, on, under, and around the scaffold, were flinging the remains of their dead, discharged from their envelopments of skins, pell-mell into the pit, where Brebeuf discerned men who, as the ghastly shower fell around them, arranged the bones in their places with long poles.

    The Jesuits in North America in the Seventeenth Century

  • Various diseases were cured and demoniacs dispossessed by the touch of the holy bodies or their envelopments.

    Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3) The Turks in Their Relation to Europe; Marcus Tullius Cicero; Apollonius of Tyana; Primitive Christianity

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