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 Meanings and Examples of ENGAGE
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engage
 v.  obtain for services of; arrange for the use of; pledge or promise, especially to marry
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Before pronouncing judgment, however, be it remembered, how objectless was my life, and how little there was to engage my attention.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  No animal must ever live in a house, or sleep in a bed, or wear clothes, or drink alcohol, or smoke tobacco, or touch money, or engage in trade.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter I
3  From now onwards Animal Farm would engage in trade with the neighbouring farms: not, of course, for any commercial purpose, but simply in order to obtain certain materials which were urgently necessary.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
4  I must entreat Miss Julia Bertram," said he, "not to engage in the part of Agatha, or it will be the ruin of all my solemnity.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
5  Mr. Bertram," said Miss Crawford, a few minutes afterwards, "you know Henry to be such a capital improver, that you cannot possibly engage in anything of the sort at Thornton Lacey without accepting his help.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
6  I have had the pleasure of seeing your sister dance, Mr. Price," said Henry Crawford, leaning forward, "and will engage to answer every inquiry which you can make on the subject, to your entire satisfaction.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
7  You shook your head at my acknowledging that I should not like to engage in the duties of a clergyman always for a constancy.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
8  Edmund was not unwilling to be persuaded to engage in the business; he wanted to know Fanny's feelings.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
9  He's game enough now, I'll engage.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
10  Hither and thither he dived that night: now working at the pumps, and now hurrying through the smoke and flame, but never ceasing to engage himself wherever noise and men were thickest.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
11  It was on this point that she had hoped to engage Anne's good offices with Mr Elliot.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 21
12  He would try by a few attentions to make his peace with the girl Howells, and then would engage her as his accomplice.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. The Adventure of The Musgrave Ritual
13  The professor is writing a learned book, and he found it necessary, about a year ago, to engage a secretary.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE GOLDEN PINCE-NEZ
14  This brought his hand within a few inches of the broken end of the rope, but it was not this so much as the bracket itself which seemed to engage his attention.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE
15  This circumstance, added to his well-known integrity and dauntless courage, made me very desirous to engage him.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 2
Example Sentence: (94 in 7 pages)
16  We are happy to announce the engagement of our daughter.
17  First they announce their engagement and then they tell me Angie's pregnant - it's all a bit sudden really.
18  Mr and Mrs James are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Henrietta.
19  She was planning to announce her engagement to Peter.
20  Mrs Spratt regrets that she is unable to attend owing to a previous engagement.
21  I was unable to attend because of a previous engagement.
22  I am unable to attend because of a previous engagement.
23  They haven't formally announced their engagement yet.
24  The couple eventually wed after an eighteen year engagement.
25  After a whirlwind romance the couple announced their engagement in July.
26  He had an engagement at a restaurant in Greek Street at eight.
27  The couple eventually wed after three year engagement.
28  Please sign to indicate your acceptance of the terms of engagement.
29  Their engagement was announced in the local paper.
30  This was her first official engagement.