OCCUPY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OCCUPY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  inhabit; live in a certain place; be present in; be inside of
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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIII
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
Context  Highlight   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 Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   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 Shelley
Context  Highlight   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
Context  Highlight   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
Example Sentence: (31 in 3 pages)
16  On the other side, someone had painted many of the occupied buildings in blazing colors: pink, yellow, and minty green.
17  During Paul's lifetime two thousand years ago, the site where the mosque now stands was occupied by a Roman temple built to honor Jupiter.
18  He occupied his whole afternoon reading documents.
19  The sofa was entirely occupied by two large cats.
20  The soldiers commandeered vehicles in the capital and occupied the television station.
21  Their album has occupied the Number One slot for the past six weeks.
22  Too much of his life had been occupied with economic woes, health problems, and marital strife, yet he always found things to enjoy in the face of his adversity.
23  By late in the afternoon, all police officers had vacated the government district of the capital, leaving behind burned military trucks, mattresses and heaps of garbage at the positions they had occupied for months.
24  In its ideal form, the alloy is a crystal with each element occupying specific crystal locations relative to one another.
25  There are some undisputed facts. Japan was the aggressor, occupying Manchuria in northern China in 1931.
26  The country remained under direct rule by the occupying powers.
27  He occupies the house without paying any rent.
28  The department occupies an office just a mile from the White House.
29  Administrative work occupies half of my time.
30  A happy family occupies the foreground of the painting.