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