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environment
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Leaves of Grass
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  • The General watch’d them from this hill, They made repeated desperate attempts to burst their environment, Then drew close together, very compact, their flag flying in the middle, But O from the hills how the cannon were thinning and thinning them!
  • The battle-bulletin, The Indian ambuscade, the craft, the fatal environment, The cavalry companies fighting to the last in sternest heroism, In the midst of their little circle, with their slaughter’d horses for breastworks, The fall of Custer and all his officers and men.

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as in: chemical damages the environment Define
the natural world (air, water, land, life) -- often used in reference to the impact of human technology
as in: conditions in that environment Define
surrounding conditions (such as:)
  • conditions in a geographic area
  • conditions that affect a particular activity -- such as business, learning, or raising children
  • conditions that create a certain mood -- such as one of romance or competition
  • conditions that impact a particular computer system, subsystem, or program

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