Examples of encircle in a Sentence
A crowd of reporters encircled the mayor.
communication satellites encircling the earth
Recent Examples of encircle from the Web
As in a small-town noir inspired by the Coen brothers, the mood turns brooding and ominous as paranoia encircles the duo like a tightening noose.
The city's annexations there, including the Toyota-Mazda land, encompassed approximately 21 square miles in 2011 when Huntsville finished encircling the city of Madison (the white space in the center).
At the same time, another group of soldiers closed in from the north, encircling Gu Dar Pyin and trapping villagers in a tightening noose.
According to police, at least six cyclists encircled the victim before attacking him and stealing his cellphone.
For the more than two years of delays and political squabbles that have encircled Kansas City’s new convention hotel, construction of the $325 million project got off to an unremarkable beginning on Monday.
The ice field that encircled his marina drew a stream of onlookers Wednesday, who came to marvel and take pictures standing on the enormous slabs of ice.
Seining is a type of fishing in which a large net is deployed around a school of fish, encircling it.
The jet stream – a fast, upper-level river of wind that encircles the Northern Hemisphere – plays a critical role.
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Origin and Etymology of encircle
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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- A deep moat encircles the castle.
- The dogs encircled the sheep.
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