Usage examples for enfold

  1. All her fancies clustered round it, like climbing flowers that caress and kiss the object they enfold when some rude wind disturbs. – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  2. That is His way- to meet the man who has discovered his own insufficiency- to intervene at the desperate minute- to reveal to incarnate weakness His eternal strength- to give a strange assurance that He Himself is about to enfold the man or woman in His power, and tale charge of the future. – Men, Women, and God by A. Herbert Gray
  3. Closer and closer she leaned above him, seeming to enfold him with faint music and light and perfume. – The Counterpane Fairy by Katharine Pyle
  4. " This is the net, wherein the sun's bright eye, Venus and Mars entangled did behold; For in this dance, their arms they so imply, As each doth seem the other to enfold – A History of English Literature Elizabethan Literature by George Saintsbury
  5. Even his first rays enfold you with a warmth that the thermometer might not notice but which is none the less real for all that. – Old Plymouth Trails by Winthrop Packard
  6. What tho' no marble urn thy relics hold, Where grief at midnight hour may sit and sigh, Like gem in amber, Fancy shall enfold Thy relics in each wave that murmurs by. – Poems by Sir John Carr
  7. The duchess had long hoped for an opportunity, during the absence of her husband, to bind the two brothers to each other in some solemn scene by which she might enfold them both in her love. – The Hated Son by Honore de Balzac
  8. Ere his rival died The terrors that enfold the Stygian stream And black Avernus, and the ghostly slain Broke on his sleep. – Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars by Lucan
  9. We spent an hour sitting on the stone benches, under the yew and box hedges, and watching the purple twilight enfold the landscape, as we conversed. – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  10. What are the joys of heaven while her fond arms enfold me? – Faust by Goethe
  11. She must know how eager he was to look once more into her sweet blue eyes and read their shy welcome; she must know how his arms longed to enfold her. – Marion's Faith. by Charles King
  12. Then the ample wings may suddenly enfold the sleeping body, and the savage jaws grip the startled head before there is time even to scream. – Concerning Animals and Other Matters by E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
  13. This form was generated by one who was trying, while sitting in meditation, to fill his mind with an aspiration to enfold all mankind in order to draw them upward towards the high ideal which shone so clearly before his eyes. – Thought-Forms by Annie Besant C.W. Leadbeater
  14. The very walls appeared to open to him like a refuge, to enfold themselves around him with friendly strength and understanding. – The-Choir-Invisible by Allen, James Lane
  15. Not Illar, but Thag himself had warped the walls of space to enfold the twilit world, and nothing but Thag's living power could have held it so bent to segregate the little, terror- ridden land inviolate. – The Tree of Life by Catherine Lucille Moore
  16. The face of Sister Faith is unclouded as your own, and we know that the trials of the world can never reach her, the protecting arms of the church enfold her; I am full of regrets that you cannot see her, she is now praying devotedly to the saints that Brother Thomas may be given strength to banish her image altogether from his heart, as well as attending two cases of fever among the inmates. – A Heart-Song of To-day by Annie Gregg Savigny
  17. Too close thou dost enfold me, Thou lovely water fay! – Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine by Heinrich Heine
  18. His head, weigh'd heavy with his load of shame, He strove in purple turban to enfold Thus his disgrace to hide. – The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II by Ovid
  19. If our peace does not rest where we would fain see it settle, it will not be wasted, but will return to us again, like the dove to the ark, and we shall 'self- enfold the large results of' labour that seemed to have been thrown away. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren