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circumscribe
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War and Peace
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  • Life was cheaper because it was circumscribed: that most expensive luxury, the kind of life that can be changed at any moment, was no longer his nor did he wish for it.

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  • I will not let their expectations circumscribe how I live my life.
  • It seemed to have been constructed for no especial use in itself, but formed merely the interval between two of the colossal supports of the roof of the catacombs, and was backed by one of their circumscribing walls of solid granite.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado

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