ensconce was our Word of the Day on 09/29/2017. Hear the podcast!
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Examples of ensconce in a Sentence
The sculpture is safely ensconced behind glass.
He ensconced himself in front of the television.
Recent Examples of ensconce from the Web
The cabin is Mercedes-level luxury, if not better, ensconced in Nappa leather ($3,000) and fronted with a sleek spartan dash.
Los Angeles Times Director departs: The Museum of Contemporary Art, ensconced in uncertainty and internal strife for months, announced Friday that director Philippe Vergne is leaving.
Issue One, a nonprofit ensconced in an office on lobbyists’ row on K Street, is fighting for campaign-finance reforms and pushing legislation that would limit the influence of lobbyists by reining in their checkbooks.
For that, there's Jericho Drumm, a Haitian hero ensconced in New Orleans voodoo and all sorts of black magic.
Although Mexico has recently opened up its energy sector to foreign investors, these gains are vulnerable to reversal if not ensconced in a new agreement.
On that sunny afternoon in South Beach, however, Murphy was still comfortably ensconced in a twelve-year deal with Fox Studios.
Collectively, these incidents have the potential to escalate various fronts at the same time, such as Gaza, eastern Jerusalem and the territories, in addition to Israel's north, with a Russian, Iranian and even Turkish presence ensconced in Syria.
Open the door here and you’ll be ensconced in a quintessential Northwoods ambiance of birch bark tables, antler chandeliers, timber logs and plaid blankets draped about.
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Did You Know?
You might think of "sconce" as a type of candleholder or lamp, but the word can also refer to a defensive fortification, usually one made of earth. Originally, then, a person who was "ensconced" was enclosed in or concealed by such a structure, out of harm's way. The earliest writer to apply the verb "ensconce" with the general sense of "hide" was William Shakespeare. In The Merry Wives of Windsor, the character Falstaff, hoping to avoid detection when he is surprised during an amorous moment with Mrs. Ford, says "She shall not see me; I will ensconce me behind the arras." (An arras is a tapestry or wall hanging.)
ENSCONCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ensconce for English Language Learners
: to firmly place or hide (someone or something)
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