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


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  • On the contrary, it is to be considered that, without his consent having ever been asked, a man finds himself environed by a government that he cannot resist; a government that forces him to pay money, render service, and forego the exercise of many of his natural rights, under peril of weighty punishments.

    Can anybody ever consent to the State?

  • Now, worthy sirs, we next find our poor fellow citizen environed by a set of revellers and maskers who had assembled in the High Street, by whom he was shamefully ill treated, being compelled to kneel down in the street, and there to quaff huge quantities of liquor against his inclination, until at length he escaped from them by flight.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • A sort of orchard and garden, with a few solitary fir and pine trees, environed the grounds.

    The Curate and His Daughter, a Cornish Tale

  • It was environed by gently swelling hills, and all the charms of sylvan scenery.

    The Curate and His Daughter, a Cornish Tale

  • The clear unruffled bosom of the water, which softly glided at the foot of the alpine hills, was environed with pastoral and arcadian landscapes, which softening the wildness of the steep mountains, conspired to render this spot as inviting as it was lovely.

    The Curate and His Daughter, a Cornish Tale

  • The proof he had just received that her intrinsic worth was in its first state of excellence, had come home to his heart, and the fear of seeing her altered and spoilt, by the flatteries and dangers which environed her, with his wavering belief in her engagement with Major Cerwood, made him more wretched than ever.


  • Yet however, from time to time, he felt alarmed or offended, he never ceased to experience the fondest interest in her happiness, nor the most tender compassion for the dangers with which he saw her environed.


  • Between its horns the sea comes in eleven miles broad, and spreads itself into a great bay, which is environed with land to the compass of about five hundred miles, and is well secured from winds.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • The entire area was environed by what appeared to be a brick building approximately ten stories high.

    Sustainable Design Update » Blog Archive » Sustainable Cities

  • I could now see that the city was in fact circular with a diameter approximately ten miles across and that the entire inner city was environed by a garden/green belt maybe one mile wide.

    Sustainable Design Update » Blog Archive » Sustainable Cities


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