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  • This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds
  • She suggests expanding the treaty to encompass large developing nations.
  • The new evidence is causing officials to broaden their investigation to encompass the finances of all family members.
  • Every man, wherever he goes, is encompassed by a cloud of comforting convictions which move with him like flies on a summer day.
    Bertrand Russell

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  • Lucy faced the situation bravely, though, like most of us, she only faced the situation that encompassed her.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • And yet who does not feel that very love, though boundless, encompassed within the centre of his being,
    Kahlil Gibran  --  The Prophet
  • Ifs . this," she said with an all-encompassing wave.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • That encompassing love that used to overwhelm me?
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • There were the Blackthorns, the children huddled tightly in a group, Julian sitting with the baby on his lap, his free arm stretched out as if he could encompass the rest of his siblings, could pull them all in and protect them.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Project 9, as far as Mae knew, was the all-encompassing name for the secret research being done at the Circle.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • It was the new warden’s first day on the job, and to celebrate, I overheard that they shook down the whole FCI, a tremendous and rare undertaking encompassing twelve units of twelve hundred women and every one of their lockers.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Generally considered to encompass ages twelve to eighteen, adolescence is defined by radical transformation, including the obvious and often distressing physical changes associated with puberty (increases in height and weight and sex-related changes) as well as progressive gains in the capacity for reasoned and mature judgment, impulse control, and autonomy.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • When everyone else lost their temper, when stress encompassed them, your grandfather stayed calm.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Until then, while my court is aware that some sort of contest is being held among my closest friends and advisors"—he waved a huge, scarred hand to encompass the room—"you will keep your business private.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • I feel the bed shift and he encompasses my wrist with his hand and removes my arm from over my eyes.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • And in its encompassing fury it terrifies her as completely as if he had set loose in the car a cage full of savage rats.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Some days he could encompass the world.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • This was a plunge encompassing sorrow and revulsion far beyond the personal: a sick, drenching nausea at all humanity and human endeavor from the dawn of time.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The chamber inside could encompass my house ten times, stilts and all.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • It was Connor, she thought, who kept it all going, tossing out comments, questions, knitting the group together with relentless cheer and encompassing affection.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • It completely encompasses the distant tree, making it glow a hot blue-white and causing the surrounding air to crackle with electricity.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Many people went straight into shock as their minds tried to encompass what they were looking at.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • He saw the question in her eyes, but there seemed nothing he could say in front of Alec and Magnus, nothing that would encompass what he felt.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • It was an all-encompassing, shattering, deafening din, thundering rather than echoing, between the high peaks of the Hindu Kush.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • You may advise me how to walk amid the dangers which encompass me.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • And so we began to suspect that there was a place more all-encompassing than where we were.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • But the living ring of terror encompassed them on every side, and they had perforce to remain within it.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • But she already partook of the pervading spirit of neglect which encompassed her.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • The estate was a huge piece of land, acres, encompassing a horse barn, a large vegetable garden, and a pool, tended by a young white caretaker named Harry.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • Your affectionate brother, R. Walton Letter 2 To Mrs. Saville, England Archangel, 28th March, 17— How slowly the time passes here, encompassed as I am by frost and snow!
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Some of the guards entered the forest of pillars encompassing the colonnade.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • For hours they stared relentlessly at the scarlet ribbon on the map and hated it because it would not move up high enough to encompass the city.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • From this time, an inviolable sphere of peace encompassed the lowly heart of the oppressed one,—an ever-present Saviour hallowed it as a temple.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Let the bold and insolent Goliath from the borders of France encompass the realms of Russia with death-bearing terrors; humble Faith, the sling of the Russian David, shall suddenly smite his head in his bloodthirsty pride.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • We at last arrived within the deep ditches that encompass that disconsolate city.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • She moved her hand in a gesture that encompassed not just the hootch but everything around it, the entire war, the mountains, the mean little villages, the trails and trees and rivers and deep misted-over valleys.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • The blackness of eternal night encompassed me.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • There I perceived I was in an island, encompassed by the sea; no distant lands to be seen but scattering rocks that lay to the west: that it seemed to be a barren place, and, as I thought, inhabited only by wild beasts.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Perry had come to understand that the Elders, whose lives were infinitely longer, could make plans that encompassed centuries.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • The woman made a few final, all-encompassing passes with her spray, then pulled off her gloves and lifted back her hood.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • They heard him mutter, "One Hundred and Five, North Tower;" and when he looked about him, it evidently was for the strong fortress-walls which had long encompassed him.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Let not the waters of Thy Mighty Wrath encompass me until I have cleansed my soul in the presence of them whom I injured.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • For as this appalling ocean surrounds the verdant land, so in the soul of man there lies one insular Tahiti, full of peace and joy, but encompassed by all the horrors of the half known life.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • He beckoned, and straightway the new-comers were encompassed by four-and-twenty soldiers.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • Haven’t I encompassed it myself?
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • They spoke no more of the small news of the Shire far away, nor of the dark shadows and perils that encompassed them, but of the fair things they had seen in the world together, of the Elves, of the stars, of trees, and the gentle fall of the bright year in the woods.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • In 1980, Denali National Park was expanded to include the Kantishna Hills and the northernmost cordillera of the Outer Range, but a parcel of low terrain within the new park acreage was omitted: a long arm of land known as the Wolf Townships, which encompasses the first half of the Stampede Trail.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The warm damp balminess of spring encompassed her sweetly with the moist smells of new-plowed earth and all the fresh green things pushing up to the air.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • "The Duke must know when I encompass his doom," the Baron said.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Quicker and quicker, greedy, wanting to encompass everything, to miss not one iota of pleasure.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
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