enveloping enveloping /ɪn ˈvɛ lə pɪŋ/
- (adj) surrounding and closing in on or hemming in
- Most movie characters have a need to get somewhere else, but Winslet women usually proceed from an enveloping restlessness, a resentment of the status quo.
- As dawn broke, a thick mist rolled across the pastureland around the Dutch hamlet of De Punt, enveloping the motionless yellow train.
- Women were instructed to wear all-enveloping burqas and men to grow their beards.
- Officials said the illegal burning of forestland to clear ground for new plantings in Indonesia had created the stubborn haze enveloping Singapore.on June 20, 2013 Source: New York Times
- PHT: Frustrated by Tuukka Rask through three games, the Blackhawks cooled off the red-hot goalie in Game 4 by enveloping him in traffic.on June 20, 2013 Source: NBC NEWS
- Multiple fire departments are on the scene of a massive fire at a tire recycling facility on Hoopeston’s south side, with thick black smoke enveloping this city in northeast Vermilion County. HOOPESTON — Multiple fire departments are on the scene of a massive fire at a tire recycling facility on Hoopeston’s south side, with thick black smoke enveloping this city in northeast Vermilion County ...on June 19, 2013 Source: The Champaign News-Gazette
- "Whether you are a Democrat, Republican, right or left, pro or anti this candidacy," Shepard Smith said, "it appears that Americans by the millions are enveloping it with love and hope."on Jan 20, 2009 By: Shepard Smith Source: New York Times
- "That is why they become introspective and serious," Ibsen wrote, "they brood and doubt _ and they often lose faith. At home every other person is a philosopher! There, the long, dark, winters come with their thick fogs enveloping the houses...on May 22, 2006 By: Henrik Ibsen Source: Washington Post
- Barbie "actually worries me much more than it did 30 years ago," says Levin. "The whole culture - see things like Hannah Montana - has caught up with Barbie, enveloping young girls in a marketing cocoon."on Mar 4, 2009 By: Diane Levin Source: Boston Globe