While those state proposals largely failed, new legislation has been couched in similar fears.
Even the hardest questions he puts to Nixon are couched in tones of awe, respect and false humility.
In his 35-minute address, Cruz pushed familiar Republican policy prescriptions but couched them in the concerns of Mother Teresa.
Notably, Bristol never uses the word “rape” to describe what happened, and the passage is couched in vague language.
The administration is careful to point out that Rice couched everything she said as being the best assessment at the time.
It was couched in polite terms, but contained a well-laid plan.
His conception of the universe is couched in the spirit of Neo-Platonism.
In Scotland one may detect deer, though it be but a tip of an antler, when couched in the tallest heather or fern.
couched in her amber cushions, she seemed to shine as a star on the twilight's glow.
There were some exceptions, but the overwhelming majority of replies to the letters were couched in the above spirit.
c.1300, "to overlay with gold, inlay," from Old French couchier "to lay down, place; go to bed, put to bed," from Latin collocare "to lay, place, station, arrange," from com- "together" (see com-) + locare "to place" (see locate). Meaning "to put into words" is from 1520s. Related: Couched; couching. Heraldic couchant ("lying down with the head up") is late 15c., from the French present participle.
mid-14c., from Old French couche (12c.) "a bed, lair," from coucher "to lie down," from Latin collocare (see couch (v.)). Traditionally, a couch has the head end only raised, and only half a back; a sofa has both ends raised and a full back; a settee is like a sofa but may be without arms; an ottoman has neither back nor arms, nor has a divan, the distinctive feature of which is that it goes against a wall. Couch potato first recorded 1979.
(Gen. 49:4; 1 Chr. 5:1; Job 7:13; Ps. 6:6, etc.), a seat for repose or rest. (See BED.)