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 Meanings and Examples of EMBARK
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
embark
 v.  commence; go on board a boat or airplane; begin a journey
Classic Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  '"'My mission is done,' said this honest eunuch; 'I go to embark for Ceuta, and will take you to Italy.'
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XII
2  To embark in death is sometimes the means of escaping a shipwreck; and the lid of the coffin becomes a plank of safety.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—THE SITUATION BECOMES AGGRAVATED
3  The whole population was on foot; drums were beating in the streets and in the port; the troops about to embark were marching toward the sea.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 59 WHAT TOOK PLACE AT PORTSMOUTH AUGUST 23, 1628
4  Upon this, I told him that whaling was my own design, and informed him of my intention to sail out of Nantucket, as being the most promising port for an adventurous whaleman to embark from.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
5  And, to be frank with you, brother, I would not embark with you in this matter, even if I could hope to bring my bark to haven.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
6  We embarked on board a galley of the country which was gilded like the great altar of St. Peter's at Rome.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XI
7  The old philosopher, whose name was Martin, embarked then with Candide for Bordeaux.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XX
8  They both embarked after having made their obeisance to his miserable Highness.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XXVII
9  Milady therefore continued her voyage, and on the very day that Planchet embarked at Portsmouth for France, the messenger of his Eminence entered the port in triumph.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 49 FATALITY
10  In consequence I embarked for Oran, and went from thence to Constantine, where I arrived just in time to witness the raising of the siege.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 40. The Breakfast.
11  Without the loss of an instant, the carriage was placed on board and the two travellers embarked without delay.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 112. The Departure.
12  He proceeded towards the quay by the Rue Saint-Laurent, and advanced to the Consigne; it was the point where he had embarked.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 113. The Past.
13  I found that the wind was northeast and must have driven me far from the coast from which I had embarked.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 20
14  There was no boat off the point, nor any boat drawn up anywhere near it, nor were there any signs of the men having embarked there.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIV
15  They embarked; and so for ever got the start of their former captain, had he been at all minded to work them legal retribution.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
Example Sentence:
1  Never embark on what comes after without having mastered what goes before.
2  Maybe it doesn't matter which road we embark on.
3  We will embark upon a new career at this city.
4  The party embarked on a programme of economic reform.
5  They embarked the troops by night.
6  She embarked on a series of sexual liaisons with society figures.
7  The ship embarked passengers and cargo at New York port.
8  Obama and Romney embarked Saturday on the final stretch, making their closing arguments in the handful of battleground states that will decide the outcome of a tight race that is going down to the wire.
9  He's embarking on a new career as a writer.