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ensconce (oneself) in (something)

To plant or place oneself in a particular thing, setting, or situation. My brother's best friend is always trying to ensconce himself in our family gatherings, much to my annoyance. I ensconced myself in the airplane seat and tried to take a nap.
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ensconce oneself in something

Fig. to establish oneself in something; to settle oneself into something; to place oneself firmly into something. He ensconced himself in the most comfortable chair. Sally ensconced herself in the huge throne and pretended she was a queen.
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Somewhat alarmed, Kessler and associates secured the premises only later to discover exhibition director Weyland ensconced in the neighboring bar.
By contrast, the privileged of today are ensconced in climate-controlled private boxes with other services devoted exclusively to them.
just as Germany became tightly ensconced under fascist control.
Located just off the Magnificent Mile, the recently refurbished Terrace is ensconced in the Conrad Chicago.
Arriving safely on our shores, scarcely older than the new Republic itself, Audubon soon found himself ensconced in a yeasty new nation where everything seemed to be in motion.
Ensconced in the updated Bladen Hall, Student Services staffers will be trained in providing top-notch customer experiences.
The deceased are ensconced in steel caskets lined with plush upholstery, then entombed in concrete vaults, as if to prevent decay.
While minority governments are often unstable, the year 2005 began with the Liberals safely ensconced in government.
2) as "the paths, trajectories, transformations, mediations, practices, and techniques--in short, the ways--that people employ to interpret and express their attitudes and beliefs about sound." Ensconced within the older field of American colonial cultural history but contributing to the wider, newer interdisciplinary study of the history of the senses, Rath explores the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century "sensorium" of peoples of eastern North America and parts of the Caribbean, waging a campaign on three soundstages.
It is just that in practice, once teachers are ensconced in schools, they are in an organizational setting that dictates that they will move from child-centered to teacher-centered education, from project-centered to text-centered education, from intrinsic to extrinsic motivation, and the like.
So how's he going to take care of that ensconced in a loft apartment 3,500 miles away in New York?
Her father is an earl so Lady Rose is firmly ensconced in polite society, a situation she abhors because women have no freedom and are passed from their father to their husband.
The other major, and probably far more successful, frame for the Christian Right's outreach to communities of color is ensconced in "traditional/family/moral values." Abortion and homosexuality are centerpiece issues that provide common meeting ground for the Christian Right and socially conservative communities of color.
We know only too well how politicians suck up to the electorate just before an election, and go on to completely ignore them the day after the poll is held and they a recomfortably ensconced for the next few years.
Representatives for the not--so-estranged couple have confirmed that they are still ensconced in their Beverly Hills mansion.