Sentence in Classic:
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 Context
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 Context
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 Context
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 Context
I myself am but an indifferent Christian, but I intend to strive never to yield to temptation, but to work hard, and to till my land with the sweat of my brow, and to engage only in honourable pursuits, and to influence my fellows in the same direction.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
The effect of this was to render easy any enterprise in which the senate or great men of Rome thought fit to engage.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
First mate angry; said it was folly, and to yield to such foolish ideas would demoralise the men; said he would engage to keep them out of trouble with a handspike.
They insisted, therefore, that I should engage with a solemn promise that if the vessel should be freed I would instantly direct my course southwards.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
Melanie sensed her moodiness but, crediting it to longing for Charlie, did not try to engage her in conversation.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
If any town should engage in rebellion or mutiny, fall into violent factions, or refuse to pay the usual tribute, the king has two methods of reducing them to obedience.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context
He called for his helmet and the most cumbrous parts of his armour, which he had laid aside; and while Gurth was putting them on, he laid his strict injunctions on Wilfred, under pain of his highest displeasure, not to engage in the skirmish which he supposed was approaching.