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  • Once I was ensconced at Constantiaberge, I again began to meet with Kobie Coetsee and the secret committee.   (source)
    ensconced = settled comfortably
  • Caroline got them both dressed and took her downstairs, pausing on the second floor, where Leo March was ensconced in his sunny yellow office, books tumbled all around the daybed, where he lay with his hands clasped behind his head, staring at the ceiling.   (source)
  • Hassan was ensconced in the green leather couch.   (source)
  • At one end of the big barn, on a sort of raised platform, Major was already ensconced on his bed of straw, under a lantern which hung from a beam.   (source)
  • Unfortunately, only the evilest spirits seek to possess humans, and once ensconced they never leave.†   (source)
  • I am myself ensconced almost at the back wall, but even across the distance of this room, I can see clearly out into the sunlit street, and am able to make out on the pavement opposite a signpost pointing out several nearby destinations.†   (source)
  • Before anyone realized what was happening, Mahtob and I were ensconced in the second car.†   (source)
  • They may be so deeply mired—or so happily ensconced—in their relationship that they have no perspective on how it works.†   (source)
  • Otherwise, Adam was ensconced in the program.†   (source)
  • We went at once to the plantation the next evening, ensconced the blind father in the master bedroom, and I proceeded to make the change.†   (source)
  • She was ensconced on that throne-like solitary seat when the door opened and in walked one of the guests, no less a personage than the mayor of the town, already unbuttoning his fly and slightly tipsy from his aperitif.†   (source)
  • Heaving a grateful sigh, he slipped quickly inside his own tent and found Corporal Whitcomb ensconced on his cot, his knees propped up.†   (source)
  • The boy was perhaps three, ensconced in the lap of the woman who must have been my grandmother—a presence in the world I realized I'd never once thought about.†   (source)
  • I am currently ensconced in a five-room suite in the only decent hotel for a thousand miles.†   (source)
  • Obara, Nym, and Tyene lack for nothing but their freedom, and Ellaria and her daughters are happily ensconced at the Water Gardens.†   (source)
  • We were ensconced in the lack of luxury of the Twilight Inn, which was the kind of place that had shady deals going on in all the rooms.†   (source)
  • They had all ensconced themselves in the ship's lounge to sip drinks and hold an impromptu conference with the more than three dozen journalists from newspapers across the nation who were also on board.†   (source)
  • He used to while away the days as calm and unruffled as Buddha, ensconced in a great leather chair and apparently oblivious to the storms which swirled through the corridors of Greenhedges.†   (source)
  • Ralph hesitated; it seemed to him that his head was ensconced in smoke too.†   (source)
  • Afterwards, at a little past midnight, Jack and Dolores retire to their bedchamber while Mary Alice and I, ensconced in our love nest on the downstairs sunporch, resume our doomed ritual.†   (source)
  • Murrell, in suspicion pursuing all glances, blinking into a ha2e, saw only whiteness ensconced in darkness, as if it were a little luminous shell that drew in and held the eyesight.†   (source)
  • Agent Simkins was lying on his stomach, ensconced in the bushes of Franklin Square.   (source)
    ensconced = hidden
  • Bigboard shows him that Da5id is ensconced in his usual place, a table in the Hacker Quadrant near the bar.   (source)
    ensconced = settled comfortably
  • To that end, I was now ensconced in a lab on the Dartmouth campus, with a graduate student named Ahmed who was trying to explain to me the results of the test he'd run on the soil sample taken from the vicinity of the pipes that ran into I-tier.   (source)
    ensconced = fixed firmly
  • Once Domia abr Wyrda was safely ensconced in his tent, Eragon went to the Varden's armory, a large open pavilion filled with racks of spears, swords, pikes, bows, and crossbows.   (source)
    ensconced = settled comfortably
  • Asha was ensconced at his right hand, in the place of honor.†   (source)
  • Lady Lorana was still ensconced in her chair.†   (source)
  • Reaching out, he traced the diamond-shaped hole on the left side of her snout, where the object of her consternation had so recently been ensconced.†   (source)
  • By the time she reached the Purple Harbor, the old man was ensconced inside the soup shop at his usual table, counting a purse of coins as he haggled with a ship's captain.†   (source)
  • A few people asked if the upstairs had always been there, wished Ralph and Helen luck, that sort of thing no one didn't like the new name — but for the most part they ate ensconced in the satisfactions and treacheries of their own lives, wiping their mouths absently.†   (source)
  • We ventured up a fiight of complaining stairs, ensconced in a narrow tunnel of wood, completely unlighted, to a stark reception room where the formidable Madame Lu occupied a wicker chair as fully as a hand occupies a glove.†   (source)
  • Almaz and Gebrew were retired and ensconced in new, comfortable quarters built for them at Missing, free to spend their time in any way they chose.†   (source)
  • On trying to get the backing to stick again, I spied a gossamer-thin letter paper folded and ensconced behind that backing, the lines of blue writing showing through.†   (source)
  • After congratulating them once more, Eragon ensconced himself at the end of a table and amused himself by throwing scraps of roast chicken toward Saphira and watching her snap them out of the air.†   (source)
  • Two days after their happy reunion, after Nathan had reestablished himself with Sophie on the floor above and I had ensconced myself once more in my primrose-hued quarters, Nathan learned from Sophie the fact that I had been robbed.†   (source)
  • However, by the time that we were ensconced in the living room of the bungalow, Mrs. Barnard had made her appearance.†   (source)
  • Evy, Sissy, Katie, and Francie stood around the big brass bed in which the failure had ensconced himself.†   (source)
  • Back in the yard was a room for servants, in which old Celestine had been ensconced.†   (source)
  • Here he ensconced himself, and peeped through the loophole in the direction of the rider's approach.†   (source)
  • Phileas Fogg, snugly ensconced in his corner, did not open his lips.†   (source)
  • Then he began to speak to his clients of a "clever young feller, Paris art-student, you know,' who worked for him; and soon Philip, ensconced behind a screen, in his shirt sleeves, was drawing from morning till night.†   (source)
  • In the meantime Thomas Mugridge, like a drowned rat, was being dragged out from under the forecastle head where he had cravenly ensconced himself.†   (source)
  • "Being natural is simply a pose, and the most irritating pose I know," cried Lord Henry, laughing; and the two young men went out into the garden together, and ensconced themselves on a long bamboo seat that stood in the shade of a tall laurel bush.†   (source)
  • In a sitting-room on the ground-floor, ensconced in an armchair with her back to the light, was the owner and mistress of the estate, a white-haired woman of not more than sixty, or even less, wearing a large cap.†   (source)
  • It chanced to be a wet day; moreover Sue was unwell, and not wishing to desert her poor Jude in such gloomy circumstances, for he was compelled to stay awhile, she acted on the suggestion of the auctioneer's man, and ensconced herself in an upper room, which could be emptied of its effects, and so kept closed to the bidders.†   (source)
  • They found the sharp new heap they were seeking, and ensconced themselves within the protection of three great elms that grew in a bunch within a few feet of the grave.†   (source)
  • Had she been ensconced here under other and more pleasant conditions she would have become alarmed; but, outside humanity, she had at present no fear.†   (source)
  • When they were ensconced under the arch of a portecochere, sheltered from the rain and from all eyes:— "Do you know where I'm going?" demanded Montparnasse.†   (source)
  • There was no one with Flora but Mr F.'s Aunt, which respectable gentlewoman, basking in a balmy atmosphere of tea and toast, was ensconced in an easy-chair by the fireside, with a little table at her elbow, and a clean white handkerchief spread over her lap on which two pieces of toast at that moment awaited consumption.†   (source)
  • And then they had called her to a sofa, where she now sat, ensconced between them, chattering alternately in French and broken English; absorbing not only the young ladies' attention, but that of Mrs. Eshton and Lady Lynn, and getting spoilt to her heart's content.†   (source)
  • Eustacia bounded into the vehicle and sat on the stool, ensconced from view on the side towards the trackway.†   (source)
  • 'Take the road you came,' she answered, ensconcing herself in a chair, with a candle, and the long book open before her.†   (source)
  • Ensconced in a pleasant room, with my dear little charge, I laid my head on my pillow, for the first time, with the delightful consciousness of pure, unadulterated freedom.†   (source)
  • The first point which struck the eye of our Jehan (who, as the reader will readily surmise, had ensconced himself in his nook in such a manner as to enable him to see and hear everything at his good pleasure) was the perfect sadness of the garments and the visage of this new-corner.†   (source)
  • And master's babirusa would be ensconced in its cage at the zoo in the Botanical Gardens, and it would have attracted every curiosity seeker in town!"†   (source)
  • When these different notions first arose, the nobility formed a distinct body amidst the people, which it commanded from the inaccessible heights where it was ensconced.†   (source)
  • So we sit musing, until, as we turn a corner on the sandy road, there comes a fairer scene suddenly in view,—a neat cottage snugly ensconced by the road, and near it a little store.†   (source)
  • Possibly, too, Jonah might have ensconced himself in a hollow tooth; but, on second thoughts, the Right Whale is toothless.†   (source)
  • There the subject alone is ensconced, in the form of its "hero and heroine," and of the privileged high officials, say, who ride with the king and queen.†   (source)
  • It was not until the old lady was fairly ensconced in her usual arm-chair in the drawing-room, and the preliminary embraces and inquiries had taken place between the ladies, that the conspirators thought it advisable to submit her to the operation.†   (source)
  • Fix, as he bowed, had a stifled feeling, and, going forward, where he ensconced himself, did not open his mouth for the rest of the day.†   (source)
  • From time to time, if some soldier, an officer or representative of the people, chanced to traverse the deserted highway, a faint, sharp whistle was heard, and the passer-by fell dead or wounded, or, if he escaped the bullet, sometimes a biscaien was seen to ensconce itself in some closed shutter, in the interstice between two blocks of stone, or in the plaster of a wall.†   (source)
  • The news quickly spread through the train, which contained about one hundred passengers, thirty of whom, at most, attracted by the notice, ensconced themselves in car No. 117.†   (source)
  • Had Passepartout been a little less preoccupied, he would have espied the detective ensconced in a corner of the court-room, watching the proceedings with an interest easily understood; for the warrant had failed to reach him at Calcutta, as it had done at Bombay and Suez.†   (source)
  • She shall not see me; I will ensconce me behind the arras.†   (source)
  • Sconce, call you it? so you would leave battering, I had rather have it a head: an you use these blows long, I must get a sconce for my head, and ensconce it too; or else I shall seek my wit in my shoulders.†   (source)
  • Hence is it that we make trifles of terrors, ensconcing ourselves into seeming knowledge when we should submit ourselves to an unknown fear.†   (source)
  • The wild men made peace between them, and with great dexterity readjusted and fixed the boards of the castle, and the damsel once more ensconced herself within; and with this the dance wound up, to the great enjoyment of the beholders.†   (source)
  • When they came to it Master Pedro ensconced himself inside it, for it was he who had to work the puppets, and a boy, a servant of his, posted himself outside to act as showman and explain the mysteries of the exhibition, having a wand in his hand to point to the figures as they came out.†   (source)
  • I, I, I myself sometimes, leaving the fear of God on the left hand, and hiding mine honour in my necessity, am fain to shuffle, to hedge, and to lurch; and yet you, rogue, will ensconce your rags, your cat-a-mountain looks, your red-lattice phrases, and your bold-beating oaths, under the shelter of your honour!†   (source)
  • …of falsehood that might be brought against him; and he was right, for the truth may run fine but will not break, and always rises above falsehood as oil above water; and so, going on with his story, he says that as soon as Don Quixote had ensconced himself in the forest, oak grove, or wood near El Toboso, he bade Sancho return to the city, and not come into his presence again without having first spoken on his behalf to his lady, and begged of her that it might be her good pleasure…†   (source)
  • Sancho was in a fever to get his master out of the town, lest he should discover the falsehood of the reply he had brought to him in the Sierra Morena on behalf of Dulcinea; so he hastened their departure, which they took at once, and two miles out of the village they found a forest or thicket wherein Don Quixote ensconced himself, while Sancho returned to the city to speak to Dulcinea, in which embassy things befell him which demand fresh attention and a new chapter.†   (source)
  • Gazing up at the large painting behind which she was partially ensconced, Sophie realized that Leonardo da Vinci, for the second time tonight, was there to help.   (source)
    ensconced = hidden
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