Laila and I had been forced to vacate KL when an unchecked, daylight fire threatened to engulf our entire block.
Other schools have been shuttered because of attacks and threats stemming from the war that continues to engulf the country.
This timing may have been a mercy, given the fate that was about to engulf Yugoslavia.
They fear that if Afghanistan slips into crisis, instability and the rise of militancy will engulf the whole region.
Using ethnicity for political ends is a dangerous game that will engulf South Sudan if not contained.
With a sluggish movement the music uncoiled itself like a huge boa about to engulf a tiny rabbit.
Father Hennepin tells us that the stout soul of La Salle quailed before the horrible tumult which threatened to engulf him.
Out of this slender fact the wrathful count might be weaving plot enough to engulf his faithful secretary.
Then, like erl-king in the German legends, they broaden out to engulf their opponent.
We are in a cavern of fire, and in another moment it will engulf us.