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  1. Key Member
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    #1

    a feeling creeps uo on you and envelops you

    Hello.

    Can I say a feeling "creeps up on" a person and then "envelops" them?

    Is this correct and natural English?

    He sat in the room. Loneliness crept up on him and entirely enveloped him.

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    #2

    Re: a feeling creeps uo on you and envelops you

    How about:

    He was in the room all by himself. Loneliness crept up on him and completely overwhelmed him.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #3

    Re: a feeling creeps uo on you and envelops you

    Does envelop not work?

  4. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #4

    Re: a feeling creeps uo on you and envelops you

    It works for me- others may disagree.

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