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encompass
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

3 uses
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Definition
include in scope; or surround
  • The narrow lane of stubble encompassing the field grew wider with each circuit, and the standing corn was reduced to a smaller area as the morning wore on.
    2 — Maiden No More (48% in)
  • But this encompassment of her own characterization, based on shreds of convention, peopled by phantoms and voices antipathetic to her, was a sorry and mistaken creation of Tess's fancy—a cloud of moral hobgoblins by which she was terrified without reason.
    2 — Maiden No More (42% in)
  • Thus they all worked on, encompassed by the vast flat mead which extended to either slope of the valley—a level landscape compounded of old landscapes long forgotten, and, no doubt, differing in character very greatly from the landscape they composed now.
    3 — The Rally (16% in)

There are no more uses of "encompass" in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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