A great wave of secularity rolled over the Church, engulfing the religious orders with the rest; love waxed cold, fervour languished; learning declined, discipline was relaxed, bitter rivalries broke out, especially between Franciscans and Dominicans.
Like the seventh and last wave that shatters a ship, that last irresistible wave burst from the rear and reached the front ranks, carrying them off their feet and engulfing them all.
The numerous sterile florets are large almost engulfing the center cluster of fertile flowers.
amoebantly, I was amazed to witness under the coverslip, about 20 soil ameba engulfing more than seemed possible.
The path has been edged with rock-filled gabions to prevent the scree above from engulfing it.
This allows the phagocytes to begin engulfing and destroying the organism.
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