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  • v. Alternative form of enwrap.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To cover by wrapping; to involve; to infold
  • transitive v. To involve, as in difficulty or perplexity; to perplex.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To cover by or as if by wrapping; infold; hence, to include.
  • To involve in difficulty or perplexity; perplex.
  • To transport; enrapture.


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  • The penal constitutions of the Judaical polity (for so they were, which yet I urge not) concerning idolaters, must be stretched beyond their limits, if you intend to inwrap heretics within their verge.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Yea, and whereas to the carrying on of that course of obedience, it is necessary that the contrary principle unto it, which we mentioned before, be daily subdued, brought under, crucified, and mortified; there are no doctrines whatsoever that are of such and so direct and eminent a serviceableness to that end and purpose as those which inwrap such discoveries of God and his goodwill in

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed

  • No American author had ever dreamed of such ovation before: an ovation not due to any incisive thought, not due to any novelty of his subject-matter, -- but due to the fact that a man born overseas had suddenly appeared among British writers, who could lay hold upon their own resources of sentiment, and inwrap it in language which charmed them by its grace and provoked them by its purity.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864

  • Once more -- for the last time -- did the sable robe inwrap us.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864

  • The major part of the impression must years ago have been used to line trunks, inwrap pies, and singe geese; but to our generation, and to those which are to come, this sorry volume will be more than a curiosity: it will be literarily and artistically an object of great and constantly increasing value.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865

  • A horrible something, as penetrable as mist, as keen as the sting of conscience, as inevitable as the burden of life, seemed to inwrap him.

    A Tar-Heel Baron

  • Summers, by the whole idle horde of studio loungers to force him into such an atmosphere of frivolity, license and dissipation as could not but inwrap one of those wild student "dances."

    Under the Skylights

  • In the thick veil of fog that seemed suddenly to inwrap her, she stood for a moment irresolute, and then walked toward the beach, guided by the low wash of waters on the sand.

    Mrs. Skagg's Husbands and Other Stories

  • If there be institutions or measures inconsistent with immutable rectitude, they are fostered only under the ban of a righteous God; they inwrap the germs of their own harvest of shame, disorder, vice, and wretchedness; nay, their very prosperity is but the verdure and blossoming which shall mature the apples of Sodom.

    The American Union Speaker

  • What, sir! create a world as grand and beautiful as this, and hide within its bosom a principle that at any moment might inwrap it in flames, and sink all life in death?

    The Case of Summerfield


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