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 Meanings and Examples of EMPLOY
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employ
 v.  engage the services of; put to work; apply
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  I saw I must employ another hand, and thought of Lanyon.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
2  To whom he said that, for reasons he would soon explain, but entreated not then to be asked for, he had found it necessary to employ his son at a distance for a little while.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI
3  This he spoke with a tone of conscious importance, which formed a strong contrast to the modest terms which he thought it proper to employ.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
4  But everybody says it's a shame something can't be started, to keep the men going a bit better, and employ the girls.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 9
5  Standing, then in an irresolute attitude for a few minutes, as if he did not well know how to employ himself, he turned round and looked at Oliver, and called him by his name.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
6  He had, very soon after their engagement ceased, got employ: and all that he had told her would follow, had taken place.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 4
7  One was an old woman, whose name is not mentioned, and the other was William Crowder, a game-keeper in the employ of Mr. Turner.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
8  Sherlock Holmes pushed him down into the easy-chair and, sitting beside him, patted his hand and chatted with him in the easy, soothing tones which he knew so well how to employ.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET
9  I think we might employ it in getting some dinner and then, Lestrade, we will take the London fog out of your throat by giving you a breath of the pure night air of Dartmoor.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 13. Fixing the Nets
10  The Swiss youth was never found again, and there can be no doubt that he was one of the numerous agents whom Moriarty kept in his employ.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
11  And I even attempted, more than once, for my own private satisfaction, to employ his methods in their solution, though with indifferent success.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
12  When I found so astonishing a power placed within my hands, I hesitated a long time concerning the manner in which I should employ it.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 4
13  As dinner was not to be ready in less than two hours from their arrival, Elinor determined to employ the interval in writing to her mother, and sat down for that purpose.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26
14  I think, Elinor," she presently added, "we must employ Edward to take care of us in our return to Barton.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35
15  My sister, who had begun to be alarmingly meditative, had to employ herself actively in getting the gin the hot water, the sugar, and the lemon-peel, and mixing them.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter IV
Example Sentence: (137 in 10 pages)
16  They've employed an advertising agency to spruce up the company image.
17  Lose not time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
18  Sophisticated statistical analysis was employed to obtain these results.
19  She was employed in a bank.
20  The female worker has been employed for five months.
21  You will be employed to assist in the development of new equipment.
22  The company employed lawyers to find loopholes in environmental protection laws.
23  The famous film star employed three people to answer her fan mail.
24  I have been employed at this job for five years.
25  They employed the girl for that job.
26  Instead of wasting time, she employed herself in reading.
27  We employed a lawyer to straighten our legal tangle.
28  A number of people have been employed to deal with the backlog of work.
29  He employed a scorched-earth policy, destroying villages and burning crops.
30  It's impossible to evaluate these results without knowing more about the research methods employed.