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  • v. Present participle of environ.


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  • But I say, that he had gone so long by land and by sea, that he had environed all the earth; that he was come again environing, that is to say, going about, unto his own marches, and if he would have passed further, till he had found his country and his own knowledge.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • But for healthy functioning it is necessary that the environing membrane of the cell be neither too thick, nor too loose.

    Psychosynthesis: Height Psychology — Discovering the self and the Self

  • The furrows of these environing attempts show themselves distinctly, bending to the incline as they trench upon it; mounting in steeper curves, till the steepness baffles them, and their parallel threads show like the striae of waves pausing on the curl.

    A Changed Man

  • As Pen-zephyr and all its environing scenes disappeared behind

    A Changed Man

  • After the firing had continued for some brief time in front, it opened from both sides of the environing wood on our advancing column.

    The Virginians

  • Intellectuals turned furiously against their environing societies.


  • Toward nightfall…we steamed into the great artificial harbor of this noble city of Marseilles, and saw the dying sunlight gild its clustering spires and ramparts, and flood its leagues of environing verdure with a mellow radiance that touched with an added charm the white villas that flecked the landscape far and near.

    Mark Twain

  • And when men go beyond those journeys toward Ind and to the foreign isles, all is environing the roundness of the earth and of the sea under our countries on this half.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • And the seven climates stretch them environing the world.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • The floor is not only gravel, and the lions are not only more like sheep, but the environing architecture and decoration are of a faded prettiness which cannot bear comparison with the fresh rougeing, equally Moorish, of the Alcazar at Seville.

    Familiar Spanish Travels


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