forming a circle around something; encircling or surrounding: She serves the whole Anchorage real estate market, including the encompassing communities.
comprehensively including, addressing, or dealing with all parts or aspects of something: Whether as a regular treatment or a special indulgence, your fully encompassing spa experience will leave you looking and feeling fantastic!
fully enclosing or enveloping something: As she looked out reflectively over the lake, the encompassing quiet was sliced by the shrill sound of her cell phone.
the act or state of surrounding, enclosing, or comprehensively including something: The term “diaspora” allows for the encompassing of a wider range of people and experiences than “immigrants.”
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How to use encompassing in a sentence
While the group started in hip-hop, their music encompassed different genres, Herman said, and incorporated a vision for the world to be a better place.For fans of BTS, the only thing better than the group is each other | Marian Liu | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
For the aspens are alive—they are, in the case of Kebler Pass, a vast encompassing life.
The list of recommendations that can be auto-applied is lengthy — encompassing everything from ads and extensions, bids, keywords and targeting, repairs and new features.Google’s Auto Applied Recommendations catch advertisers, agencies off guard | Ginny Marvin | November 17, 2020 | Search Engine Land
Metzger wouldn’t have had a chance in the Republican primary for the 43rd District, which encompassed southern Orange County, Imperial County, and a big chunk of North County from Oceanside and Carlsbad to Escondido and Valley Center.Politics Report: Gloria Goes Business With New Team | Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts | November 14, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Methodist also expanded its charity care policy to encompass more than 50% of area residents and raised the pay of its lowest-paid employees.
Not literally, but that was the impression I got; the hug was all-encompassing compassion, forgiveness and acceptance.
Heroin users describe the high as a feeling of all-encompassing well being.
Instead, he prefers to avoid that all-encompassing, data-friendly approach and go from the gut.David Simon Says ‘The Wire’ Wouldn’t Survive on TV Today | Alex Suskind | April 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And that really encapsulates the pure spirit of all Icelanders: an all-encompassing passion that permeates everything they do.
Don meets Joy on a California business trip in Season 2, and they embark on an extremely brief, sunny, all-encompassing affair.Every Woman Don Draper’s Hooked Up With on ‘Mad Men’ | Amy Zimmerman | April 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Many a village was recognizable from the encompassing waste only by the sign-board stuck in a mound announcing its name.War in the Garden of Eden | Kermit Roosevelt
The Church might have to resist unto blood in striving against the encompassing sin.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews | Thomas Charles Edwards
Down he sank, slowly and gradually, till he was up to his waist in the relentless and encompassing sands.The Dare Boys in Virginia | Stephen Angus Cox
For already the great silence of the darkness beyond was flowing out to Isaacson, was encompassing him about.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
Between the two walls is a ditch, as likewise is another encompassing the outermost wall.Early Travels in Palestine | Arculf et al.