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she embarked upon a new career
  set out on a venture — especially to board a ship
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  • she embarked upon a new career
  • Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
    Confucius
  • As most young candidates for the pains and penalties of whaling stop at this same New Bedford, thence to embark on their voyage, it may as well be related that I, for one, had no idea of so doing.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • embarked on a dangerous voyage
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader

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  • We had no clue that we were embarking on careers that would vanish within a decade.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • She had plenty of hours to improve, there and then, so she embarked on a flurry of activity, sending four zings and thirty-two comments and eighty-eight smiles.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • As I drove out of Northampton headed west with my buddy Lisa, I felt as if I were finally embarking on my life.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • It was that feeling of engagement, she realized, that led her to embark on a relationship with Kevin in the first place.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • "The mission on which you’re about to embark is dangerous, but your bravery will be rewarded.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • I stared at the passport that I had queued to collect, remembering my mounting sense of excitement even as I sat on the train heading into the city, and for the first time since I had embarked upon my plan, I felt properly despondent.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You

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  • Four new passengers were embarking for the trip up the river, a shabby, dour-looking man and wife and their scrawny little girl clutching a wooden toy, and a tall, angular young man with a pale narrow face and shoulder-length fair hair under a wide-brimmed black hat.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Without a backward look, with my mother, brothers, and sister, I embarked on my first train ride.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • But in 1991, the great state of Tennessee was about to embark on a vast expansion of its prison system, and it was looking for victims.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • If you came across any gap, all you had to do was start singing as much as you could remember—embark on the first line, confidently—and the missing part would arrive in your head just in the nick of time.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • This is the last note he’ll send before they embark; he’s giving it to a chaplain who came on board to see them off.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Over the years, students had embarked on a variety of unusual projects.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • This is the great project of the Reich, the greatest project human beings have ever embarked upon.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • We are about to embark on a journey of knowledge.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I was not merely on the verge of getting laid; I was embarking on a voyage to Arcady, to Beulah ’Land, to the velvet black and starry regions beyond Pleiades.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • If he believed that I was a gentlewoman in distress, he might provide me with temporary escort toward the coast and my putative embarkation for France.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • "Any one care for a little nip before we embark?" asked Mr. Davis hospitably.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • And with that Gloin embarked on a long account of the doings of the Dwarf-kingdom.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • On reaching the quay where they were to embark on the Carnatic, he was not astonished to find Fix walking up and down.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • What sort of grim adventure was it on which I had embarked?
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • They were not unwilling to let him be the last to leave the shuttle, climbing upward in the direction that had been down when they embarked.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • With another American, he had escaped and embarked on an eight-and-ahalf-hour swim across Manila Bay, kicking through a downpour in darkness as fish bit him.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Both Zinzi and I were about to embark on journeys.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • He confided that he was biding his time until spring, when he intended to go to Alaska and embark on an "ultimate adventure."
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • In conclusion, I should like to say to you, who are about to embark upon your careers in architecture, that you are now the custodians of a sacred heritage….
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • He traversed the island, after having followed the traces which the footsteps of the giant have left, and re-embarked for Marciana.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • George, with his wife, children, sister and mother, embarked for Africa, some few weeks after.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Thomas couldn’t help shaking his head—here they were, about to embark on probably the most dangerous task of their lives, and Chuck was curious where he’d gotten his nickname.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • There was no boat off the point, nor any boat drawn up anywhere near it, nor were there any signs of the men having embarked there.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Six fellows were to stay on board, and the remaining thirteen, including Silver, began to embark.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • He sat down behind his desk again and resolved to embark upon a mature and systematic evaluation of the entire military situation.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Our embarkation completed, the convoy set out.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • My one constant companion, Bast, was leaving me to embark on a horribly dangerous mission.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • But we never felt at home there, and somehow as we climbed into the dark skies, we felt we were leaving behind all that was god-awful in the northern reaches of the gulf and embarking on a brand-new mission, one that we understood.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • The priests stretched them on the ground next to Father Kleinsorge and then embarked Father LaSalle.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • It was a perfectly safe bet, we were young men embarking on great careers, full of eagerness and hope for the future.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • These were the two men who were to conduct Milady to the fort of the Point, and superintend her embarkation.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • All was now ready, and warning my wife that we might find it necessary to remain all night on the vessel, we tenderly bade adieu and embarked.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • The remainder of the conquered savages fled to their canoes, and put out into the ocean, while the conquerors, joining together, shouted by way of triumph, and about three in the afternoon they also embarked for their own nation.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • There is no need for you to move until we are all ready to embark.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • Those are as fixed as fate, and my voyage is only now delayed until the weather shall permit my embarkation.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • As soon as they got back to the rest-house, she swallowed six half-gramme tablets of soma, lay down on her bed, and within ten minutes had embarked for lunar eternity.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Immediately he embarked on a trip to the minimart for a frozen pizza.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • Haven’t we mounted the scaffold, singing, as if embarking on a picnic, haven’t we, boys?
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Delightful inducements to embark, fine chance for promotion, it seems—aye, a stove boat will make me an immortal by brevet.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • As Eragon mounted Saphira, he felt as if he were about to embark on a long journey and that he should say farewell to those who remained behind.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
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