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A.Word.A.Day--circumambulate

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This week's theme: unusual words used in famous quotations.

circumambulate (sur-kuhm-AM-byuh-layt) verb tr., intr.

To walk around, especially ritually.

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

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

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

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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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