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surrounding

approximately

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about

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in the opposite direction

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  • in the opposite direction
  • the other way

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in or toward a former location or condition

toward the back

from one end to the other

having existence or life

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in the area or vicinity

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used of movement to or among many different places or in no particular direction

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(of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct

in or to a reversed position or direction

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all around or on all sides

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from beginning to end

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The two thieves were dressed in the fanciful court costumes of the middle of the sixteenth century, while the Saviour was nude, with the exception of a cloth around the loins.
A report got around that Adam was coming; well, of course, Abel was enough to bring a crowd, all by himself, but there is nobody that can draw like Adam.
When the King saw how pale and sad the gentle face had grown, how thin her robe, and weak her wings, and yet how lovingly the golden shadows fell around her and brightened as they lay upon the wand, which, guided by patient love, had made his once desolate home so bright, he could not be cruel to the one who had done so much for him, and in kindly tone he said,--
How long it lasted of course, I know not; but when, once again, I unclosed my eyes, the objects around me were visible.
All around her, all glances were riveted, all mouths open; and, in fact, when she danced thus, to the humming of the Basque tambourine, which her two pure, rounded arms raised above her head, slender, frail and vivacious as a wasp, with her corsage of gold without a fold, her variegated gown puffing out, her bare shoulders, her delicate limbs, which her petticoat revealed at times, her black hair, her eyes of flame, she was a supernatural creature.
At the head of the table sat Prior Vincent of Emmet all clad in soft robes of fine cloth and silk; on his head was a black velvet cap picked out with gold, and around his neck hung a heavy chain of gold, with a great locket pendant therefrom.
However far he has walked, whatever strange, unknown, and dangerous places he reaches, just as a sailor is always surrounded by the same decks, masts, and rigging of his ship, so the soldier always has around him the same comrades, the same ranks, the same sergeant major Ivan Mitrich, the same company dog Jack, and the same commanders.
So, when the Jackdaws nearly knocked him down in their rush of wings, and their sharp beaks and claws threatened to damage his brilliant plating, the Woodman picked up his axe and made it whirl swiftly around his head.
He got up, stretched, turned around a few times and lay down again, and the girl opened her eyes and looked into mine.
For an hour they dodged and turned and twisted back and forth and around, and hunted each other among the orderly palms.
The Fire-Men wore animal skins around their waists and across their shoulders.
It was a merry party, and they had made a merry day of it, circling the bay from San Francisco around by San Jose and up to Oakland, having been thrice arrested for speeding, the third time, however, on the Haywards stretch, running away with their captor.
At the same time, by a rope arrangement, his chair was whirled around and around.
The car had been to him no more than a room in a house, and when he had entered it the city had been all around him.
Toto sat at one end of this table with a bib tied around his neck and a silver platter to eat from.