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Jul 24, 2007
This week's theme
Unusual words used in famous quotations

This week's words
anecdotage
circumambulate
dictatress
gladsome
supramundane

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circumambulate

(sur-kuhm-AM-byuh-layt) Pronunciation Sound Clip

verb tr., intr.: To walk around, especially ritually.

[From Latin circum- (around) + ambulate (to walk about), from ambulare (to walk).]

"And even the Abstract Entities
Circumambulate her charm."
T.S. Eliot; Whispers of Immortality; 1919; quoted in The Yale Book of Quotations.

See more usage examples of circumambulate in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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Along this tree / From root to crown / Ideas flow up / And vetoes down. -A senior executive, quoted by Peter Drucker

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