What does the word circumscribed mean?

  • A term applied, in pathology, to tumours, which are distinct at their base from the surrounding parts.

Usage examples for circumscribed

  1. Their whole life was circumscribed, and its place and mode determined for them. – The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I by Marcus Dods
  2. The good Andronicus, Patron of virtue, Rome's best champion, Successful in the battles that he fights, With honour and with fortune is return'd From where he circumscribed with his sword And brought to yoke the enemies of Rome. – Titus-Andronicus by Shakespeare, William
  3. The truth of the matter is, that a great missionary work has been begun; missionary not in the limited sense of forcing upon the understanding of a yet circumscribed people a religion unintelligible to them, but in the sense of teaching peace and harmony, respect for order, obedience to law, regard for the rights of others. – The Head Hunters of Northern Luzon From Ifugao to Kalinga A Ride Through the Mountains of Northern Luzon With an Appendix on the Independence of the Philippines by Cornelis De Witt Willcox
  4. It is a remarkable fact, that many, if not most, of the rude tribes inhabiting the vast American continent, however disfigured their creeds may have been in other respects by a childish superstition, had attained to the sublime conception of one Great Spirit, the Creator of the Universe, who, immaterial in his own nature, was not to be dishonored by an attempt at visible representation, and who, pervading all space, was not to be circumscribed within the walls of a temple. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  5. I claim them for countrymen, one and all,- the Laurenses, the Rutledges, the Pinckneys, the Sumters, the Marions,- Americans all, whose fame is no more to be hemmed in by State lines, than their talents and patriotism were capable of being circumscribed within the same narrow limits. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick

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