ensconce (oneself) in (something)

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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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References in classic literature ?
By this time the Blackfeet had got possession of the horses, several of their warriors lay dead on the field, and the Nez Perces, ensconced in their lodges, seemed resolved to defend themselves to the last gasp.
Phileas Fogg, snugly ensconced in his corner, did not open his lips.
Or at least this was true until he learned, several days subsequent to the tragedy, that his son Jack had not reported at the public school en route for which they had seen him safely ensconced in a railway carriage.
The lad insisted on being always at her side, and when at last she was safely ensconced in the bottom of the craft that was to bear them shoreward her grandson dropped catlike after her.
It is also certain that he is at present ensconced in the hide of a beast, and is doing his best to play the part of a cameleopard; but this is done for the better sustaining his dignity as king.
Alternative property assets have been firmly ensconced in the European real estate mainstream for the past 15 years and they have been proven to contribute more than 25 per cent of investment activity, according to a Savills report.
For those of us who do not spend Yom Kippur ensconced in shul, the year's holiest day leaves us with a conundrum: what to do?
are we so firmly ensconced in the old tried-and-true methods" [Mentoring Minute, February 2010, p.
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.
And regulating lobbyists -- feeble as the council-approved measure was -- has nothing to do with keeping career politicians comfortably ensconced in their offices.
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.
DESPITE the Football Association's best efforts, the players' girlfriends, wives and families find themselves ensconced in the same hotel as a small group of English pressmen.
The deceased are ensconced in steel caskets lined with plush upholstery, then entombed in concrete vaults, as if to prevent decay.