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 for Encompassed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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           A question may be encompassed with difficulty. --C. J.
                                                    Smith.
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           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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