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encapsulate -- as in: encapsulate the idea
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  • The memo encapsulates her plan.
  • The incident encapsulates the experience of millions of people.
  • Writing an informative yet compact thriller is a lot like making maple sugar candy. You have to tap hundreds of trees - boil vats and vats of raw sap - evaporate the water - and keep boiling until you’ve distilled a tiny nugget that encapsulates the essence.
    Dan Brown
  • I buried my face and made some screechy sound that encapsulated my complete humiliation.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir

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  • It was sad and beautiful and encapsulated what little I knew about their relationship.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • The blueprint lit up a rubber band wrapped around a series of gears, encapsulated by a metal cover—something called a timing belt.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Plus it encapsulates the word our.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • To Feltz and many others in Clarkston, the housing plan encapsulated everything that was wrong with the way refugee resettlement was being handled in their town.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • I only knew the memory lived in me, a perfectly encapsulated morsel of a good past, a brushstroke of color on the gray, barren canvas that our lives had become.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • The poem was by Rudyard Kipling, and it so neatly encapsulated the rules by which werewolves lived, the Law that bound their actions, that he wondered if Kipling hadn’t been a Downworlder himself, or at least known about the Accords.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls

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  • Nature tends to compensate for diseases, to remove or encapsulate them, to incorporate them into the system in her own way.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • He had encapsulated it; made a permanent, fixed Idea out of it; had converted it to a rigid, immobile Immortal Truth.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • The Nationalist slogan encapsulated their mission: "Eie yolk, eie taal, eie land"—Our own people, our own language, our own land.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Hans Castorp had been confined to his bed since Saturday evening, by order of Director Behrens, the highest authority in this world in which we are encapsulated.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • All it does is remind me of sharing this small, encapsulated place with the person I love, the one who’s supposed to love me, but doesn’t call.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • Imagine the sand of the Mohaine Desert, which you crossed to find me, and imagine a trillion uni-verses-not worlds but universes-encapsulated in each grain of that desert; and within each uni-verse an infinity of others.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • The huge boulders surrounding the area were especially colorful, with varying hues of red and orange, and they were encapsulated in a thin layer of ice that caught the fire of the sun and reflected brilliant bursts of sparkling colors in startling contrast to the dull gray of the misted glacier ice.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard
  • If one object behind her discovery of what she was to label the Tristero System or often only The Tristero (as if it might be something’s secret title) were to bring to an end her encapsulation in her tower, then that night’s infidelity with Metzger would logically be the starting point for it; logically.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • One incident sticks out in Scipio’s mind as encapsulating the problems he found between refugees and his officers.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Encapsulate is also one of Jody’s words.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • And the memory-mind encapsulated within her opened itself to Jessica, permitting a view down a wide corridor to other Reverend Mothers until there seemed no end to them.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • You’re talking about one-point-one square miles of encapsulated southern ideologies," Feltz said of her town.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
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