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Encompassed Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Encompass \En*com"pass\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Encompassed; p. pr. & vb. n. Encompassing.] To circumscribe or go round so as to surround closely; to encircle; to inclose; to environ; as, a ring encompasses the finger; an army encompasses a city; a voyage encompassing the world. --Shak. A question may be encompassed with difficulty. --C. J. Smith. The love of all thy sons encompass thee. --Tennyson. Syn: To encircle; inclose; surround; include; environ; invest; hem in; shut up.
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    * Every man, wherever he goes, is encompassed by a cloud of comforting convictions, which move with him like flies on a summer day. - Bertrand Russell

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