environsnoun [ plural ]uk /ɪnˈvaɪ.rənz/ us /ɪnˈvaɪ.rənz/ formal
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- The town, and its green environs, shortly receded, the distant hills faded in the horizon, and the emerald isles lay, like specks, on the bosom of the ocean.
- The young rogue was taking a walk, exploring the environs, his fair scanty locks blowing in the breeze, his eyes blinking as they beheld the immensity of Paris.
- There were now and then most gleeful excursions in the environs of Paris, when she and Hugh found in earth and air a world of delights more than they could tell anybody but each other.
- This extends for some three or four miles, and is skirted by charming villages, which render the environs of Bristol so far-famed for beauty.
- We reached the environs of Cincinnati about ten o'clock at night, and were not clear of them until after daybreak.