Cormac McCarthy once said that a novel can “encompass all the various disciplines and interests of humanity.”
The book is, unsurprisingly, a satire—no other genre could encompass two such divergent topics.
The original meaning, of course, did not encompass black people.
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Third, a just peace includes not only civil and political rights -- it must encompass economic security and opportunity.
And if man is a perfect being, yet he doth not encompass all things.
You encompass the earth with one particular spot of it in your eye.
By trying to encompass your waist with your fingers and thumbs, force all the air out of the lungs.
Fly, fly, pretty cloud, and encompass yon pavilion with your form.
A bleakness and melancholy seemed to encompass the spot on this sombre day.