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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 Context
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 Context
After reading several books on anthropology, education, and didactics, Alexey Alexandrovitch drew up a plan of education, and engaging the best tutor in Petersburg to superintend it, he set to work, and the subject continually absorbed him.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
It was just the moment before a big dinner when the assembled guests, expecting the summons to zakuska, * avoid engaging in any long conversation but think it necessary to move about and talk, in order to show that they are not at all impatient for their food.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Freddy backed up Eliza in her obstinate refusal to believe that they could save money by engaging a bookkeeper with some knowledge of the business.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw Context
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 Context
Bry had departed to take his place in the pigeon shooting match which was at the moment engaging his highest faculties.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
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 Context
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 Context
The greatest degree of rational consistency could not have been more engaging, and they talked with mutual satisfaction.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
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.