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for To be wrapped up in
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Wrap \Wrap\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wrappedor Wrapt; p. pr. &
vb. n. Wrapping.] [OE. wrappen, probably akin to E. warp.
[root]144. Cf. Warp.]
1. To wind or fold together; to arrange in folds.
Then cometh Simon Peter, . . . and seeth . . . the
napkin that was about his head, not lying with the
linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by
itself. --John xx. 6,
Like one that wraps the drapery of his couch
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
2. To cover by winding or folding; to envelop completely; to
involve; to infold; -- often with up.
I . . . wrapt in mist
Of midnight vapor, glide obscure. --Milton.
3. To conceal by enveloping or infolding; to hide; hence, to
involve, as an effect or consequence; to be followed by.
Wise poets that wrap truth in tales. --Carew.
To be wrapped up in, to be wholly engrossed in; to be
entirely dependent on; to be covered with.
Leontine's young wife, in whom all his happiness was
wrapped up, died in a few days after the death of
her daughter. --Addison.
Things reflected on in gross and transiently . . .
are thought to be wrapped up in impenetrable
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