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circumference
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Definition the boundary or the length of the boundary around a circle
  • With each stir of the breeze another flurry would dislodge, littering the grass in wide circumference.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • In less than two years he has sailed as far as the entire circumference of the globe, and he has seen land but once.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • She was now halfway around the circumference, admiring every inch of Brumidi's The Apotheosis of Washington, which loomed directly over their heads.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The table is just over thirteen feet in diameter, one hundred and thirty-five feet in circumference.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • THESEUS He is no crescent, and his horns are invisible within the circumference.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • What, you weren't supposed to be able to rectify circumference, or turn any given straight line into a circle?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Patch crouched by the front tire, running his hand around the circumference.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • The circumference of the central chamber increased with each successive level.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Twenty-nine kilometers in circumference.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Here is a billet of wood, the circumference of which is about that of the throat.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • The earth's circumference was 24,860 miles, and a day was twenty-four hours.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  The Secret Hour
  • Whatever the reason, something had disturbed the dream, something was whittling away the circumference of that hole in the paper through which he saw.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • That is the circumference that I try to grasp as we sit together.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • It was lying flat now, pointing toward the street, and Landis was untying a length of rope that had been looped around its circumference.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • The sky above the circumference of the jungle is tinged a uniform pink.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • The circumference is ever great.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • The test alone had caused the wheel to move one eighth of its circumference.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • During the days, he walked the circumference of the island and found nothing of interest—unless you liked beaches and endless sea in every direction.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • A circle of a few hundred feet in circumference was drawn, and each of the party took a segment for his portion.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Some flew like radiant meteors round, lighted up the mighty circumference and displayed, as by a magician's wand, a sparkling glittering roof.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson

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