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sur·round

(sŭr-ownd'),
Milieu; environment.

sur·round

(sŭr-ownd')
Milieu; environment.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
She told them that, although he seemed so wrapped up in himself and, as it were, shut himself off from everyone--he took a very direct and simple view of his new life; that he understood his position, expected nothing better for the time, had no ill-founded hopes (as is so common in his position) and scarcely seemed surprised at anything in his surroundings, so unlike anything he had known before.
Port SAE La Fortaleza is a mega-tourist project within the industry category of "Theme Park" where all the components are located within a PENTAPOLIS, a five borough theme city including seaport and marina built in accord to a colonial styled theme of the XVI century; where, residents or visitors can feel and enjoy the sensation of living in unforgettable days of the era of fortress cities totally inspired and built in natural surroundings, mute witnesses of the History of Pirates.
Contract notice: Maintenance of natural grass areas and stabilized and their surroundings, golf balls, synthetic pitches, beach volleyball courts and their surroundings.
For 70 years, British diplomats worked from the opulent surroundings of the Kharitonenko Mansion, a former aristocratic palace close to the Kremlin, which was ceded to Britain in 1931.
and will offer practical advice on how people can avoid becoming a victim by being aware of their surroundings.
The surroundings become a museum of the soul, an archive of its experiences; it reads in them its own history, and is perennially conscious of itself; the surroundings are the resonance chamber where its strings render their authentic vibration.