Definition of Compassed

1. a. Rounded; arched.

Definition of Compassed

1. Verb. (past of compass) ¹

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Definition of Compassed

1. compass [v] - See also: compass

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Literary usage of Compassed

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1. The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament by George V. Wigram (1866)
"Many bulls have compassed me : 1 6( 17 ). For dogs have compassed me ... They compassed me about like bees ; Ecc. 2:20. Therefore I went about to cause ..."

2. Reports of the Trials of Colonel Aaron Burr (late Vice President of the by Harman Blennerhassett, Israel Smith, David Robertson, United States Circuit Court (4th circuit), Aaron Burr (1808)
"... it is in no case sufficient to allege that the pri- 'soner compassed the king's death, or that he levied war against him or adhered to his enemies; ..."

3. The Roman Breviary: Reformed by Order of the Holy Oecumenical Council of by Catholic Church (1879)
"Be not far from me : Many bolls have compassed me : * strong bulls hare beset me ... For [many]2 dogs have compassed me : * the assembly of the wicked have ..."

4. Notes, Explanatory and Practical, on the Epistle to the Hebrews by Albert Barnes (1855)
"IT Seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses. The apostle represents those to whom he had referred in the previous chapter as ..."

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