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Definitions of surrounding

  1.   of Surround
  2.   Inclosing; encircling.
  3.   closely encircling; " encompassing mountain ranges"; " the surrounding countryside"
  4.   The things which surround or environ; external or attending circumstances or conditions.
  5.   That which environs; the act of one who surrounds.
  6.   Environment; circumstances.
  7.   An encompassing.
  8.   Being on all sides of; enclosing.

Antonyms for surrounding

distant.

Quotes of surrounding

  1. We're loosely calling it The River Project, but hopefully the pieces that we put together will be educational pieces that will throw some light on the situation as to what kind of jeopardy may be surrounding our great rivers. – Richard Dean Anderson
  2. And I think that at a certain point, after all the time and all the conjecture and everything that had kind of gone on surrounding this show, I think that Mitch just felt like it was time to let it go. It was best for the show. – Will Arnett
  3. Sometimes I sit down to dinner with people and I realize there is a massive military machine surrounding us, trying to kill the people I'm having dinner with. – Rachel Corrie
  4. We are all instruments endowed with feeling and memory. Our senses are so many strings that are struck by surrounding objects and that also frequently strike themselves. – Denis Diderot
  5. I visited the Pentagon a few days after September 11, and I still remember so vividly the smell of terror surrounding the entire building and complex. I was angry that such a brutal act of violence was committed against innocent people. – Randy Forbes
  6. To bare our souls is all we ask, to give all we have to life and the beings surrounding us. Here the nature spirits are intense and we appreciate them, make offerings to them- these nature spirits who call us here- sealing our fate with each other, celebrating our love. – Alex Grey
  7. A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. – Horace Mann
  8. There was hostility surrounding doing my job. – Charles Moore
  9. Especially with the predators, one of the things that gets these programs going on a local level is for our land management agencies to build partnerships with surrounding communities and landowners. – Gale Norton
  10. In any case, whenever technical progress opened a new window into the surrounding world, I felt the urge to look through this window, hoping to see something unexpected. – Bruno Rossi
  11. I try to keep myself as sane and as grounded as possible by surrounding myself with normal people, such as all the friends that I've had from when I was little. – Emily Rossum
  12. I was never directly pressured by peers, but by surrounding myself with others who were experimenting with smoking provided a certain false comfort. – Christy Turlington
  13. Most recently my battle has been against AIDS and the discrimination surrounding it. – Ryan White
  14. The issues surrounding illegal immigration are wide -ranging and complex, but there is no question about the need to secure our borders. – Roger Wicker

Usage examples for surrounding

  1. When, judging by the surrounding hills, they were half way across the inlet, Gray stooped low in the boat, struck a match, and looked at his watch. ” – The Captain of the Kansas by Louis Tracy
  2. Each of these species had its own separate apartment in the castle; and the ground surrounding it, within the great palisade, was divided into as many yards as there were doors; so that each kind of animal had its own proper enclosure. ” – Rollo in Paris by Jacob Abbott
  3. He sincerely hopes the problems surrounding Mr. ... ” – Unfolding Destiny by Shoghi Effendi
  4. The camp commands the only old road in the surrounding country. ” – Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts by Rosalind Northcote
  5. The mystery surrounding the lantern room had not yet been cleared up, neither had the strange behaviour of Mrs. Wilson and Scott been accounted for. ” – The Manor House School by Angela Brazil
  6. There was a slight ridge just there, so that the view was clear for some distance in either direction; Mateo's cabin was in plain sight, and the surrounding hills. ” – The Thunder Bird by B. M. Bower
  7. Leaving the hill after getting a good view of the surrounding sea and the island, the boys took a course which would lead them to the part of the reefs, which they had not before visited. ” – The Hilltop Boys on Lost Island by Cyril Burleigh
  8. He wished to convince him; he felt all the fervour, all the irresistible impulse of his proselytising days, without trying in any way to disguise his feelings from consideration of the atmosphere surrounding him. ” – The Shadow of the Cathedral by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
  9. She looked forward to each one, as to the discovery of a beautiful thing new to the world and to her; for though the spaces surrounding her were wide beyond thinking, they were not empty. ” – The Golden Silence by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  10. It is the same with the land surrounding it. ” – If You're Going to Live in the Country by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
  11. Then away they ran up the path, and began beating about in the surrounding wood. ” – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  12. The time when a book appeared, its author, the surrounding circumstances that influenced him, are of less consequence than its bearing upon the spiritual education of mankind. ” – The Canon of the Bible by Samuel Davidson
  13. “ I am afraid not, said Higson, for I can make out several boats surrounding her. ” – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  14. And warm, also, all of the surrounding hills. ” – With the French in France and Salonika by Richard Harding Davis
  15. The surrounding hills were involved in fog.... ” – Pioneers in Canada by Sir Harry Johnston
  16. How long can you hold your own in this miserable hovel with two of three hundred Britishers surrounding it? ” – The Minute Boys of York Town by James Otis
  17. It came at length, and at the first light his eyes swept the surface of the surrounding country. ” – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  18. It looked like the father of the surrounding forest. ” – The-New-McGuffey-Fourth-Reader by McGuffey, William Holmes
  19. Can you blame him for surrounding himself with such society, if you deny him yours? ” – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse