OCCUPY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OCCUPY
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
 v.  inhabit; live in a certain place; be present in; be inside of
Example Sentence: (31 in 3 pages)
1  The bed seemed to occupy most of the room.
2  They occupy the house next door.
3  This challenge will occupy Europe for a generation or more.
4  Regional managers occupy a crucial role in developing a strategic framework.
5  He claimed to occupy a chair near the back door and possess one small holdall containing all his personal possessions.
6  Interestingly, many other Great War memorials also occupy busy.
7  Then GE set a firm rule: Its companies had to occupy the first or second slot in their market segments or get out.
8  "When La Belle sank, that doomed La Salle's colony and opened up the door for Spain to come in and occupy Texas," Bruseth said. "People can see firsthand how history can turn on a dime."
9  The teachers were fully occupied with packing up and making other necessary preparations for the departure of those girls who were fortunate enough to have friends and relations able and willing to remove them from the seat of contagion.
10  The UN has always been at pains to say that its role in occupied Iraq is distinct from that of the US-led forces, and many ordinary Iraqis appreciated that the primary UN role was humanitarian.
11  Although Israel ratified The Fourth Geneva Convention in 1951, it disputes the validity of the Convention in the occupied territories.
12  The room Jacques and I occupied, though large, was dwarfed by an immense feather bed. It was a bed to end all beds, almost as big as a tennis court and as thick as a bale of hay.
13  Because the insurgent forces had occupied the capital and had gained control of the railway lines, several of the war correspondents covering the uprising predicted a rebel victory.
14  How maladroit it was of me to mention seeing you out partying last night! From the look on his face, I take it that your boyfriend thought you were otherwise occupied.
15  Meantime, while I thought only of my master and his future bride -- saw only them, heard only their discourse, and considered only their movements of importance -- the rest of the party were occupied with their own separate interests and pleasures.
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The whole train of thought did not occupy a second.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
2  It is for you to occupy it all, if you think proper.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI
3  The robbery at the Bank had not languished before, and did not cease to occupy a front place in the attention of the principal of that establishment now.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
4  Meanwhile, spectators of every description thronged forward to occupy their respective stations, and not without many quarrels concerning those which they were entitled to hold.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
5  It is thus," said Prince John, "that we set the dutiful example of loyalty to the Queen of Love and Beauty, and are ourselves her guide to the throne which she must this day occupy.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
6  Their spirits were in general exhausted; and to determine whether the day had afforded most pleasure or pain, might occupy the meditations of almost all.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
7  Julia's elopement could affect her comparatively but little; she was amazed and shocked; but it could not occupy her, could not dwell on her mind.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
8  Although Oliver had enough to occupy his attention in keeping sight of his leader, he could not help bestowing a few hasty glances on either side of the way, as he passed along.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
9  Assured of his qualifications, Mr. Bumble left the building with a light heart, and bright visions of his future promotion: which served to occupy his mind until he reached the shop of the undertaker.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
10  The circumstance did not dwell in his recollection long, however: for when he reached the cottage, there was enough to occupy his mind, and to drive all considerations of self completely from his memory.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
11  He left alone creeds and systems of philosophy, finding enough and more than enough to occupy his tongue in the opinions and actions common to all good men.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 4 Cheerfulness Again Asserts Itself at Blooms-End, and Clym Finds His
12  I am no antiquarian, but I could imagine that they were some unwarlike and harried race who were forced to accept that which none other would occupy.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 8. First Report of Dr. Watson
13  This northern air is invigorating and pleasant, so I propose to spend a few days upon your moors, and to occupy my mind as best I may.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
14  I could only think of the bourne of my travels and the work which was to occupy me whilst they endured.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 18
15  Hester Prynne did not now occupy precisely the same position in which we beheld her during the earlier periods of her ignominy.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne