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Definition of "surroundings" []

  • The external circumstances, conditions, and objects that affect existence and development; the environment. (noun-plural)

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 "surroundings" in a sentence
  • "Ostensibly, at least, this isolation against his surroundings is an expression of deep pessimism, not to say negativism."
  • "And science has never yet shown us that awe at our surroundings is inappropriate."
  • "I have to agree that setting a proper table, even in dirty, dusty surroundings, is not a bad idea."
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