- 1 [with object] Surround and have or hold within: a vast halo encompassing the Milky Way galaxyMore example sentences
- Surrounding me, encompassing my being as a whole, was a whirlwind of earth and wind, fire and water, increasing in intensity and speed.
- A cacophony of pounding engines, honking of horns, screeching of brakes and Spanish profanity encompasses me, surround-sound style.
- They had chosen to walk within the forest encompassing much of the land beyond the Estate.
- 1.1Include comprehensively: no studies encompass all aspects of medical careMore example sentences
- In principle, then, cultural studies includes and encompasses literary studies, examining literature as a particular cultural practice.
- The questionnaire was produced especially for this study, and it encompassed aspects and problems of nursing documentation revealed by the literature review.
- This policy must encompass all aspects of waste management, including waste minimisation, recycling, re-usage and waste disposal.
- 2 • archaic Cause (something) to take place: an act designed to encompass the death of the kingMore example sentences
- But, foolish though I undoubtedly am, I encompass only my own destruction.
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- Nor does it unproblematically endorse modernity and globalization which, via colonialism, postcolonial dependence, and transnational capitalist encompassment, have fuelled the grim conditions now widely noted.
- Same-sex siblings particularly and the members of the sibling set are considered to be ‘as one’, but there is a hierarchical encompassment in this unity based on birth order.
- At the confluence of agrarian and suburban landscapes, the building's encompassment of so many forces and imagery without is a productive strategy.