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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 Wollstonecraft (Godwin) 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)
1  Chinese diplomats have been engaging in shuttle diplomacy to try to narrow the differences between Washington and Pyongyang.
2  State Senate Minority Leader, a Democrat, accused him of engaging in erratic behavior.
3  Everyone liked Nancy's pleasant manners and engaging personality.
4  The Securities and Exchange Commission has also detected this trend and is now investigating academic researchers suspected of engaging in insider trading.
5  I was engaging in justifiable self-defense or resisting an actual unlawful arrest.
6  So, you are still engaging in willful misrepresentation of the others' comments.
7  He taught by engaging his pupils in a catechism until they gave him the correct answer.
8  He was such an engaging scamp that his mother almost lacked the heart to punish him.
9  Judges had been engaging in sexual orgies.
10  He had been engaging in some kind of kinky sexual activity.
11  The way a good investor does really well is by engaging in successful futurology.
12  The move comes roughly a week after Facebook announced it would overhaul its core News Feed product to focus more on engaging content from friends and family rather than passive low-quality news.
13  When you fully engage in the present, there is no room for baggage from the past or fear of the future.
14  Opportunities to create partnerships and to engage is not a year and a half from now, or two years from now.
15  He was using the phrase to exhort his compatriots to prepare for war, to engage in the struggle for freedom.