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 Meanings and Examples of ENGAGING
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engaging
 a.  charming; tending to draw attention or affections
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  He assured them that the resolution against engaging in trade and using money had never been passed, or even suggested.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
2  Uniting, and leaguing, and engaging to stand by one another.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I
3  The greatest degree of rational consistency could not have been more engaging, and they talked with mutual satisfaction.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
4  He was shy, and disposed to abstraction; but the engaging mildness of her countenance, and gentleness of her manners, soon had their effect; and Anne was well repaid the first trouble of exertion.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 11
5  A professional case of great gravity was engaging my own attention at the time, and the whole of next day I was busy at the bedside of the sufferer.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
6  Sherlock Holmes and I had no difficulty in engaging a bedroom and sitting-room at the Crown Inn.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND
7  Serve me right for engaging a man with such a face.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
8  She was dressed in mourning, and her countenance, always engaging, was rendered, by the solemnity of her feelings, exquisitely beautiful.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 8
9  And we all took the less explicable step of engaging the parlor of a suite in the Plaza Hotel.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
10  Marianne got up the next morning at her usual time; to every inquiry replied that she was better, and tried to prove herself so, by engaging in her accustomary employments.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 43
11  I thought all this very pretty and engaging, and Steerforth seemed to think so too, as we looked after them fading away in the light of a young moon.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. SOME OLD SCENES, AND SOME NEW PEOPLE
12  She is the prettiest and most engaging little fairy in the world.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. SOME OLD SCENES, AND SOME NEW PEOPLE
13  When we came to our journey's end, he went home, engaging to call upon me next day but one; and I drove to Lincoln's Inn Fields, where I found my aunt up, and waiting supper.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23. I CORROBORATE Mr. DICK, AND CHOOSE A PROFESSI...
14  Scarlett had to admit that Melanie carried off things very well, acting as if she knew nothing was amiss, and she actually succeeded in engaging Gerald in conversation, once the supper had been served.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
15  Her voice had a peculiarly engaging quality; it was deep, a little husky, and one always heard the breath vibrating behind it.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VI
Example Sentence: (94 in 7 pages)
16  The Israeli and Palestinian girls engage in intense discussions and heated arguments.
17  The children's inherent love of learning is encouraged by giving them opportunities to engage in spontaneous, meaningful activities under the guidance of a trained adult.
18  The culture of making learning something to love and engage in with gusto is totally absent.
19  I recognized this as a signal used by persons wishing to engage in lewd conduct.
20  Everyone is free to engage in peaceful political activity.
21  Better master one than engage with ten.
22  I will engage for his behavior should you decide to employ him.
23  She tried desperately to engage him in conversation.
24  As an active participant in economic globalization, China will never engage in trade or investment protectionism.
25  Lecturers engage in teaching and research.
26  I have no time to engage in the debate.
27  This is a book meant to engage its young audience viscerally; it is a sumptuous, deeply affecting work.
28  We are happy to announce the engagement of our daughter.
29  First they announce their engagement and then they tell me Angie's pregnant - it's all a bit sudden really.
30  Mr and Mrs James are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Henrietta.