ENGROSS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ENGROSS
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engross
 v.  occupy exclusively; absorb; acquire most or all of; write or print the final draft of; make large or larger
Classic Sentence: (50 in 4 pages)
1  But self, though it would intrude, could not engross her.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 46
2  They were so engrossed in each other that she didn't see me until I was five feet away.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
3  So engrossed was she that she had no consciousness of being observed and one emotion after another crept into her face like objects into a slowly developing picture.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
4  He and I have been at times thrown a good deal together, while you have been wholly engrossed on the most affectionate principle by my mother.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
5  It was engrossed by the extraordinary silence of her sister and Willoughby on the subject, which they must know to be peculiarly interesting to them all.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
6  Later on he had been engrossed in other questions, and had simply forgotten the Board of Irrigation.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 14
7  These matters, together with the management of the land still left on his hands, and the indoor work over his book, so engrossed Levin the whole summer that he scarcely ever went out shooting.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 29
8  But his cherished scheme only engrossed him the more.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 32
9  Then the long delay began to be positively discomforting, and relations and guests tried to look as if they were not thinking of the bridegroom but were engrossed in conversation.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 3
10  But Vronsky was startled and annoyed by the nervous irascibility with which Golenishtchev talked of the subject that engrossed him.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 7
11  She was plunged in these thoughts, which so engrossed her that she left off thinking of her own position, when the carriage drew up at the steps of her house.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 29
12  His whole time now was engrossed by it, so that he could scarcely manage to answer all the letters and appeals addressed to him.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 1
13  She thanked God that everyone, Melly and Pitty included, had been too engrossed in her own worries that morning to notice her conduct.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
14  She had been so engrossed with the job of making Tara produce she had paid little heed to what was going on in the world outside.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
15  So engrossed had they been in their gossip that they had not heard her light tread and now, confronted by their hostess, they looked like whispering schoolgirls caught by a teacher.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
Example Sentence:
1  John and Chris engross in their studies that both don't hear mother call.
2  The scene was stunning, and for a time engrossed all our attention.
3  She was so engrossed by/in the book that she forgot the cakes in the oven.
4  He seemed completely engrossed in his book.