- to draw (a figure) around another figure so as to touch as many points as possible.
- (of a figure) to enclose (another figure) in this manner.
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So when the pandemic hit, he felt determined to do more than just ensure the survival of his restaurant — he wanted to embed more deeply in the neighborhood, albeit from within the tightly circumscribed framework of fine dining.Does It Get Better For the Indie Fine Dining Restaurant?|Sara Sheridan|July 22, 2021|Eater
This kind of effect on memory is likely to be short term and circumscribed to the information the subjects saved onto the device.Reports of a Baleful Internet Are Greatly Exaggerated - Issue 104: Harmony|Brian Gallagher|July 21, 2021|Nautilus
There is the man, who scared the living hell out of me, but the rage was about growing up in a world circumscribed by the reality of race.
For travelers like me circumscribed by the pandemic, aromas offer the chance to revisit cherished journeys.Aromas can evoke beloved journeys — or voyages not yet taken|Jen Rose Smith|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Such is the unbearable situation created in a culture quick to judge, to expel and especially to circumscribe the lives of women.‘Burnt Sugar,’ a challenging Booker Prize finalist, is hard to take, but harder to shake off|Ron Charles|January 19, 2021|Washington Post
Their opponents accepted the issue, and resolved to circumscribe the duke's inordinate powers.History of the Rise of the Huguenots|Henry Baird
It is my wish to state it with precision and circumscribe its limits here at the very start.Mysterious Psychic Forces|Camille Flammarion
A new spirit has now gone abroad which no walls can bound or circumscribe.Revisiting the Earth|James Langdon Hill
This finally came to be so urgent that it even involved an effort to circumscribe the futile activities.The Ordeal|Charles Egbert Craddock
Of a simple and solid edifice, it is not easy, however, to circumscribe the duration.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|Edward Gibbon