[ UK /sˌɜːkəmˈæmbjʊlˌe‍ɪt/ ]
  1. walk around something
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How To Use circumambulate In A Sentence

  • They will circumambulate the stadium once and then take the torches to the cauldron.
  • There was constant movement in front of the palace gate as pilgrims circumambulated the base of Red Mountain in a clockwise direction. Rachel Dickinson: Tibet Before the Train (PHOTOS)
  • Mounted in silver, it sits in the place of honor in the Ka'aba, the sacred shrine at Mecca, and is circumambulated by all Muslims who make The Hajj, the requisite holy pilgrimage there. Donna Henes: Showered With Stars
  • A month-long fast and purification ritual in which devout Muslims often make a pilgrimage to Mecca called a Hajj, in which they circumambulate a large square block until the music stops, at which point they must sit down immediately, much like in our game of musical chairs, where whoever is left standing is out. Ian Gurvitz: Brother John McCain Explains It All For You
  • circumambulate
  • We walked barefoot and circumambulated the outer walls of the temple.
  • They offer him a bargain price for as much land as he can circumambulate in a day, and he walks on and on, taking in more and more rich grasslands and damp, fertile hollows. Greed R.I.P. (For Now)
  • You all studiously circumambulate this elephant in the room. On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...
  • First he circumambulated to the right, then he worshipped the teacher's lotus feet with flowers made of jewels. Kalachakra Initiations by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • In the evening, hundreds of pilgrims circumambulate the stupa or meditate quietly in its shadows. Kathmandu, Nepal
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