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Synonyms for circumscribe

to place a limit on

Synonyms for circumscribe

draw a line around

restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"

to draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect

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Yet it might be said that in reading the text of ritual mob violence inscribed on the body of a young black man, Wright's own writing defies an existing code of power that circumscribes the articulation of such horrific acts.
Disease, and the respective body of knowledge, co-exist within a social reality, a social reality that binds and circumscribes.
Section 351(g)(2)(B), however, circumscribes the application of the criteria in clauses (i) to (iii).
In its most emotionally compelling moment his partners on the ground support a staggering Jones, as he teeters along the sturdy bench, which acts as a mobile boundary of the rectangle of light that circumscribes the dancing space.
In another box piece, also Untitled, 1999, eight decals depicting a generic boy and dog face off across a closed hallway that circumscribes the sculpture, serving as portals to the conflicted nostalgia at the heart of the work, while a blank, open-ended hallway bisecting the box's interior conveys a faint, disjunctive loneliness.