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Noun
The range or scope of something
“The matter is totally within the compass of the jury's jurisdiction to determine.”
Noun
A guiding or motivating purpose or principle
“… a young go-getter who lost his moral compass in the course of his quest for fame and fortune.”
Noun
The line or relatively narrow space that marks the outer limit of something
“… within the compass of the city walls.”
Verb
To form a circle around
“The Christians fled when they saw the city being compassed with armies.”
Verb
Achieve, get
“… attempting more than his modest abilities could compass.”
Verb
To engage in a secret plan to accomplish evil or unlawful ends
“… the rebels are compassing the assassination of the king.”
Verb
To have a clear idea of
“… the concept that the earth is billions of years old is one that the average mind struggles to compass.”
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