compass (v.) Old form(s): compasse
embrace, enfold
CE IV.i.112[Dromio of Syracuse alone, of Luce] She is too big, I hope, for me to compass [or: sense 2]
TC I.iii.276[Aeneas to Agamemnon, of Hector] He hath a lady, wiser, fairer, truer, / Than ever Greek did compass in his arms [F; Q couple]
Tem V.i.180[Alonso to Ferdinand] Now all the blessings / Of a glad father compass thee about!
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