enveloping enveloping  /ɪn ˈvɛ lə pɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) surrounding and closing in on or hemming in

Usage(s):

  1. 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.
  2. As dawn broke, a thick mist rolled across the pastureland around the Dutch hamlet of De Punt, enveloping the motionless yellow train.
  3. Women were instructed to wear all-enveloping burqas and men to grow their beards.

News

  1. Pollution in Singapore Hits Record Level

    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

  2. PHT: Blackhawks rattle Rask in Game 4

    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

  3. Huge fire at Hoopeston used-tire facility

    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

Quotes

  1. "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

  2. "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

  3. 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

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