Nor will it ever feel natural to gaze upon Hogwarts, flanked by its iconic boars—and the palm trees that surround it—from afar.
Living as they do in the heart of the volatile Caucasus, Georgians are only too aware of the fires that surround them.
The grim events that surround the early use of chlorine gas have become a staple of horrifying war stories.
One of the many great strengths of Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been his ability to surround himself with incredibly brilliant people.
Think Afghanistan and pieces of all the countries that surround it, including and especially Iran.
When on a hunting expedition, they are armed with bows and arrows, or occasionally with guns, and surround a hill.
"surround her with a bodyguard, if you like," said the General.
When it came up to the houses, not a dog barked, and none dared try to surround it, for it was not a real bear.
It was Mrs. Vansittart's pleasant habit to surround herself with every comfort.
Improvement is his supreme attribute; and this it is which gives him the pre-eminence over all the creatures which surround him.
early 15c., "to flood, overflow," from Middle French soronder "to overflow, abound, surpass, dominate," from Late Latin superundare "overflow," from Latin super "over" (see super-) + undare "to flow in waves," from unda "wave" (see water (n.); and cf. abound). Sense of "to shut in on all sides" first recorded 1610s, influenced by figurative meaning in French of "dominate," and by sound association with round. Related: Surrounded; surrounding.