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with object and adverbial of place Establish or settle (someone) in a comfortable, safe place.‘Agnes ensconced herself in their bedroom’
settle, install, establish, park, shut, plant, lodge, position, seat, entrench, shelter, screenView synonyms
- ‘I have a big project which I can't undertake until we're ensconced in somewhere stable.’
- ‘Meanwhile, all the other people are ensconced in their homes, rationing out the milk and bread.’
- ‘I intend to ensconce myself in a nice hotel looking out on Central Park on Saturday and Sunday.’
- ‘She is ensconced in the embrace of a plump white sofa for our interview, and adopts a relaxed demeanour which hides any visible trace of nerves.’
- ‘Soon the baby is ensconced in a booster seat.’
- ‘She raced to the elevators, only to heave a sigh of relief once she was ensconced safely inside.’
- ‘She collected me from the airport and I was soon ensconced in a comfortable bungalow.’
- ‘Ken is conveniently ensconced in his very own bachelor pad.’
- ‘A single mother and her daughter are happily ensconced on a Greek island, preparing for the daughter's wedding.’
- ‘She was happily ensconced in a massage chair, playing with the controls and thoroughly enjoying her pampering.’
- ‘By lunch time we were ensconced in the local pub where another surprise met me.’
- ‘Or maybe you're happily ensconced in a warm and loving relationship?’
- ‘Come Saturday, we were ensconced in our New York hotel when we spied delightful snowflakes.’
- ‘I was ensconced on the sofa reading the paper when its shrill beeping tone drifted down the stairs.’
- ‘However, once inside, they will be comfortably ensconced in well designed seats.’
- ‘They are ensconced in their old room in the castle when she comes to call.’
- ‘Edward was a year old then, and we were happily ensconced on the south coast.’
- ‘He is currently ensconced in a bungalow in the town of Calabar in Cross River State.’
- ‘His pre-tournament preparation had included ensconcing himself in a Buddhist monastery for a week.’
- ‘It has just ended in divorce, but both their sons are happily ensconced at their Grammar School.’
Late 16th century (in the senses ‘fortify’ and ‘shelter within or behind a fortification’; formerly also as insconce): from en-, in- ‘in’ + sconce.
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