[ US /ˌsɝkəmˈnævəˌɡeɪt/ ]
[ UK /sˌɜːkəmnˈævɪɡˌe‍ɪt/ ]
  1. travel around, either by plane or ship
    We compassed the earth
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How To Use circumnavigate In A Sentence

  • They are the charts of a new frontier, modern-day versions of the maps made before ships circumnavigated the globe.
  • As Twaddell digs into his briefcase to fish out some facts and figures about the business, he has to circumnavigate a couple of cereal boxes that he is about to show to clients.
  • This is the ending that I want for my year, an ending that celebrates all the joy that circumnavigated the grief, and ending that finds the bravery in the fear and the beauty in the darkness and the wonder and greatness and living and loving that was in everything. The Never-Ending Story | Her Bad Mother
  • Exactly ten years ago - on this very day - I was living on a square-rigged sailing ship as it circumnavigated the globe. Archive 2008-03-01
  • Herodotus relates that they even circumnavigated Africa. Alexander the Great
  • Making a mental note that he would come back some time and study the class of persons that must sit and drink at those multitudinous tables, he proceeded to circumnavigate the room. The Benefit of the Doubt
  • The second voyage, sailing on the HMS Resolution, left England in 1772 and again circumnavigated the southern hemisphere, poking into the Antarctic Circle and producing charts that were still used well into the 20th century. Man On a Quest
  • I want to circumnavigate the world in 15 days and break the earlier record.
  • I've been fascinated with sailing ships ever since a childhood visit to the reconstructed Golden Hinde of Sir Francis Drake, which circumnavigated the world.
  • The authors have, however, discreetly circumnavigated the problem described in Snowden's statement.
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