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Each sect surrounds its own righteousness with a hedge of thorns.
They walked about, afterwards on the splendid terrace that surrounds the Capitol, the great marble floor on which it stands, and made vague remarks--Pandora's were the most definite--about the yellow sheen of the Potomac, the hazy hills of Virginia, the far-gleaming pediment of Arlington, the raw confused- looking country.
Oh, sir, do you not think that you could help me, too, and at least throw a little light through the dense darkness which surrounds me?
A splendid park with fine old timber surrounds the house, and the lake, to which my client had referred, lay close to the avenue, about two hundred yards from the building.
The North is my home," said the old lady, "and at its edge is the same great desert that surrounds this Land of Oz.
It lies far within the inner court of the Temple of Issus, a little temple that raises a thin spire far above the spires and minarets of the great temple that surrounds it.
It was after dark when Woola and I spied through the mighty forest the great wall which surrounds the city of Kaol.
And yet these sculptured blocks are trifles in size compared with the rough-hewn blocks that form the wide verandah or platform which surrounds the Great Temple.
Every body we know surrounds himself with a fine house, fine books, conservatory, gardens, equipage and all manner of toys, as screens to interpose between himself and his guest.
Evening came, she thought the night so beautiful that she made the circuit of the elevated gallery which surrounds the church.
Dorothea was not only his wife: she was a personification of that shallow world which surrounds the appreciated or desponding author.
We used to think the deadly desert that surrounds us was enough protection; but that is no longer the case.