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sur·round

(sŭr-ownd'),
Milieu; environment.

sur·round

(sŭr-ownd')
Milieu; environment.
References in classic literature ?
But, my friend Trent, I want you to consider this: If the nature of our surroundings is offensive to you, think what it must be to me.
Therefore if these surroundings, this discomfort, not to mention the appalling overtures of our lady friends, are distressing to you, why, consider how much more so they must be to me
He looked back rapidly, looked down the avenue of a squalid and unlovely life, saw himself the child of drink-sodden and brutal parents, remembered the Board School with its unlovely surroundings, his struggles at a dreary trade, his running away and the fierce draughts of delight which the joy and freedom of the sea had brought to him on the morning when he had crept on deck, a stowaway, to be lashed with every rope-end and to do the dirty work of every one.
Curiosity prompted the ape-man to investigate his surroundings.
Tarzan was sure that there was another and more lovely world than that which was confined to the darkness of the four stone walls surrounding him.
It was now too dark to see any details of their surroundings.
But the absurdity of it all soon dawned upon me: I laughed aloud, knocked the ashes from my pipe and again stretched myself upon my bed of boughs and grass, where I lay staring absently into my failing fire, with no further thought of either my dream or my surroundings.
And not only was the young lieutenant outwardly careless of the immediate future and of his surroundings, but actually so.
Now for the first time he took note of his surroundings, to be immediately impressed by both the wildness and the beauty of the scene.
That they must pay the price of one life for every attempt to take his had its effect upon them and they were longer now in initiating a new rush and when they did so it was more skillfully ordered than those that had preceded it, for they scattered into three bands which, partially surrounding him, came simultaneously toward him from different directions, and though he emptied his pistol with good effect, they reached him at last.
It is like the life of the cloister, where the outward surroundings never vary, and thought is thus compelled to detach itself from outward things and to turn to the infinite that lies within the soul!
In truth, I had found my youth again; among these pure and religious surroundings early beliefs and early faith came back to the man of thirty-two.