circumambiency

cir·cum·am·bi·ent

 (sûr′kəm-ăm′bē-ənt)
adj.
Encompassing on all sides; surrounding.

cir′cum·am′bi·ence, cir′cum·am′bi·en·cy n.
cir′cum·am′bi·ent·ly adv.
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De Selby imagines heaven to be closely associated with water, a substance the philosopher praises for its "circumambiency, equiponderance and equitableness" (O'Brien 146).