Our work schedule encompassed five intense days, Monday through Friday.
The town is encompassed by a high wall ruined in many places, and has four gates.
Their expulsion from Arabia, followed by the conquest of Egypt by the Mahommedans in the middle of the 7th century, changed this state of affairs, and the continued advances of the followers of the Prophet at length cut them off from almost every means of communication with the civilized world; so that, as Gibbon says, "encompassed by the enemies of their religion, the Ethiopians slept for near a thousand years, forgetful of the world by whom they were forgotten."
The gravity of the situation encompassed Jackson, his breath became shallow.
It is built on an open plain, and is encompassed by a wall 11 m.