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circum-stō stetī, —, āre

(in perf. like circumsisto), to stand around, take place around: spe praedae adducti circumsteterunt, Cs.: circumstant properi aurigae, V.: circumstantes silvae, O.—To surround, encompass, encircle: aliquem, V.: (puppim) circumstetit aequor, O.: senatum: sellam, L. —To surround, beset, besiege: tribunal: tribunum, L.: regis tecta, V.—Fig., to stand around, threaten, be at hand: ancepsque terror circumstabat, L.: scio meorum Circumstare odia, V.—To surround, encompass, occupy, take possession of: cum nos undique fata circumstent: anceps proelium R. circumsteterat, L.: me circumstetit horror, V.

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