verb (used with object)
Related formsen·com·pass·ment, nounun·en·com·passed, adjective
Examples from the Web for encompassing
The report, encompassing research from March 2011 to November 2013, boasts some truly shocking numbers.By The Numbers: Syria’s Crimes Against Its Children|Nina Strochlic|February 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The novel moves from the 1990s to 2009, encompassing Hurricane Katrina and the election of President Barack Obama.All About Grandma: Terry McMillan on Her New Novel, ‘Who Asked You?’|Jane Ciabattari|September 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Bush then lumbered him with a vast new bureaucracy now encompassing over 2,000 souls.
August through October 2008 were particularly packed, encompassing 237 pages worth of calls.
Indeed, idleness, for Russell, is a state one reaches by escaping the encompassing world.
The person with whom he was conversing he stood over in an encompassing manner, with an air of proprietorship.Scarlet and Hyssop|E. F. Benson
Only your encompassing eyes peer at me with solemn expostulation out of the shimmering form I conjure up and call my lover.The Jessica Letters: An Editor's Romance|Paul Elmer More
Clairfait and his Austrians are encompassing Thionville; darkening the North.The French Revolution|Thomas Carlyle
I beheld Miller Gorse sitting impassive, with his encompassing stare, the strongest man of them all.A Far Country, Complete|Winston Churchill
You dont need to, and a most affectionate and all encompassing look went from Alma to Nora.The Girl Scouts at Rocky Ledge|Lilian Garis