Usage examples for surround

  1. The belief has always prevailed that a day would come when, within a space of twelve months, the thirty principal reefs which surround the island and which are called the thirty coffins would receive their thirty victims, who were to die a violent death, and that those thirty victims would include four women who were to die crucified. – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
  2. And they departed to surround him. – Myths and Legends of the Great Plains by Unknown
  3. Their faces are impassive, but ours must surely express wonder, admiration and a strong desire on the part of one at least, to capture these studies in color and figure that surround us on every side. – Odd Bits of Travel with Brush and Camera by Charles M. Taylor, Jr.
  4. In the home, in the school, amid whatever conditions surround her, she will shine with the glow of a rose in bloom. – The Girl Wanted by Nixon Waterman
  5. For this purpose it is often necessary to fetch a circuit of many miles in order to surround a sufficient number, and the caution to be observed involves patience and delay; as it is essential to avoid alarming the elephants, which might otherwise escape. – Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon by J. Emerson Tennent
  6. Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof, so why wear themselves out by toil and the struggle for things better than those which surround them? – The Khedive's Country by George Manville Fenn
  7. Finding that Barcelona was not to be taken as easily as they had expected, the French generals extended their camp so as to completely surround the town. – The Bravest of the Brave or, with Peterborough in Spain by G. A. Henty
  8. Gottlieb, said Wilhelm, when once within the walls, take a score of men with you and surround the first house on the margin of the river up this street. – The Strong Arm by Robert Barr
  9. These were one half of a completed circle to surround Jesus. – A Life of St. John for the Young by George Ludington Weed
  10. From the town we turned to the heights which surround it. – Recollections of Europe by J. Fenimore Cooper
  11. On every side they surround me, and bar my way. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  12. The dignity accorded to Castruccio exalted him above all external demonstration, but he understood that his native city longed to behold, and to surround with personal applause, the person of her idol. – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  13. Were they made less perfectly in the beginning because when new conditions surround them they are able to change to meet the strange requirements? – The Woodpeckers by Fannie Hardy Eckstorm
  14. Having come up with him, he communicated to them the news he had received, and, bidding them scatter in such a manner as to surround the little place on which the fortunate man- at- arms had discovered the man or boy lying, he waited with such patience as he could muster until the time had elapsed necessary for the carrying out of his commands, and then advanced to capture the young lord with his own hands. – A Boy's Ride by Gulielma Zollinger
  15. He dismounted swiftly, but with an air of caution, and as he let down the carriage steps, said he thought they better surround the house. – Old Caravan Days by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  16. Neither they nor their children were again to till the soil of England, nor again to traverse the seas which surround her. – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  17. Many a man has gained credit for courage, and has seemed to surround himself with dignity, because at a moment of alarm, when others did this or that, he was unable quite to make up his mind as to what he ought to do, and so did nothing, and let the world go by. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume I (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  18. The power that we have in ourselves is far superior to the outward circumstances that surround us." – Scenes in Switzerland by American Tract Society