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Sample sentences for the GRE study word circumscribe

circumscribe can be used as a verb

1.Although no absolute satisfaction is given to philosophy, either to circumscribe the cause or to limit the effect, the contemplator falls into those unfathomable ecstasies caused by these decompositions of force terminating in unity. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
2.From where he circumscribed with his swor. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
3.In truth, while that virtue which consists in the mere avoidance of vice appeals directly to the understanding, and can thus be circumscribed in rule, the loftier virtue, which flames in creation, can be apprehended in its results alone. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
4.For our part, we reserve to the word its ancient and precise, circumscribed and determined significance, and we restrict slang to slang. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
5.They think much about thee with their circumscribed souls--thou art always suspected by them Whatever is much thought about is at last thought suspicious. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
6.Life was cheaper because it was circumscribed that most expensive luxury, the kind of life that can be changed at any moment, was no longer his nor did he wish for it. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
7.This remarkable epoch is decidedly circumscribed and is beginning to be sufficiently distant from us to allow of our grasping the principal lines even at the present day. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
8.Because thou art gentle and of upright character, thou sayest "Blameless are they for their small existence." But their circumscribed souls think "Blamable is all great existence.. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
9.The form of any shadow from a branch or tree is circumscribed by the light which falls from the side whence the light comes and this illumination gives the shape of the shadow, and this may be of the distance of a mile from the side where the sun is. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci

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