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Definition of "circumjacent" []

  • Lying around; surrounding. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "circumjacent" in a sentence
  • "“Even,” proceeds Sir Leicester, glancing at the circumjacent cousins on sofas and ottomans, “even in many — in fact, in most — of those places in which the government has carried it against a faction —”"
  • "As soon as I had alighted at an inn and had drunk my tea, I went out immediately to see the town and the circumjacent country."
  • "Ah! there is good blood in that old city, and in the whole circumjacent region of which it is the capital."