compass

All Noun Verb
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  • They compassed me on every side, and there was no one that would help me. Cited from The Bible, Douay-Rh., Ecclesiasticus Book 26
  • One can determine their position on the political compass through an by the same name.
  • No better result would be obtained had they been cut out with the aid of compasses. Cited from Bramble-Bees and Others, by J. Henri Fabre
  • They have come round about me like water all the day: they have compassed me about together. Cited from The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Psalms Book 21
  • Even for this short move direction could only be maintained by means of compasses. Cited from The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War 1914 - 1919, by W.C.C. Weetman
  • Compass said staff members had been dismissed but did not officially say how many.
  • Next came railroad lines to link the city to all points of the compass.
  • How in the world could he himself have compassed all this? Cited from Bertram Cope's Year, by Henry Blake Fuller
  • Show how to find exactly the middle of any straight line by means of the compasses only. Cited from Amusements in Mathematics, by Henry Ernest Dudeney
  • Mountains are included on the right, as is a compass rose on the left.
  • They usually show the points of the compass, or at least North.
  • Let one kindness be followed by another, till you have compassed your end. Cited from Enquire Within Upon Everything, by Anonymous
  • His death will be compassed by me through some one else guided by my intelligence. Cited from The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3
  • For a table of the thirty-two points, see compass points.
  • Within the district it was divided into two central areas and eight compass points which operated much like separate post towns.
  • He also has difficulty with his own moral compass and finds himself easily swept up in events.
  • Are the compasses going to stop at the point where the grave comes in? Cited from Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans/Corinthians, by Alexander Maclaren
  • This had set all our compasses wrong, making us twenty or thirty miles out of our course at least. Cited from Fred Markham in Russia, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • And if that cannot be compassed here, I will be the first who shall lay it down. Cited from An English Garner, Edited by Professor Arber and Thomas Sercombe
  • This convention has developed from the use of a compass, which places north at the top.
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Meaning of compass

  • noun Navigational instrument for finding directions
  • noun The limit of capability
    within the compass of education
  • noun Drafting instrument used for drawing circles
  • verb Bring about; accomplish
    This writer attempts more than his talents can compass