Definition of environ:
evade, band, open, bound, echo, circumvent, frame, encircle, abut, skirt, fence, encompass, circle, peal, elude, march, fence in, palisade, dodge, wall, phone, duck, call up, fudge, knell, hem, call, compass, ring, girdle, besiege, put off, frame in, surround, begird, resound, gird, border, parry, adjoin, sidestep, beleaguer, butt on, telephone, round, hedge, butt against, reverberate, edge, beset, hem in, butt, smother.
- "Recollections of Europe", J. Fenimore Cooper.
In that time, Mr. Sherrett was first discomposed; then set right upon one or two little points that had puzzled and disappointed him, and to which his son could furnish the key; then thoroughly roused and anxious at this first dealing with his boy as a man, with all a man's hopes and wishes quickening him to a serious purpose; at last, touched sympathetically, as a good father must be, with the very desire of his child, and the fears and uncertainties that may environ it.- "The Other Girls", Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney.
He saw what society had done to break and twist the body; what society had neglected to do in the youth of the soul- to guide and environ it right- he saw what poverty had done and what South Harvey had done to cheat her of her womanhood even when she had tried to rise and sin no more; he remembered how the court- made law had cheated her of her rightful patrimony and cast her into the streets to spread the social cancer of her trade; and he had no answer.- "In the Heart of a Fool", William Allen White.