toggle menu
1000+ books


used in a sentence
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition to leave on a trip — especially to board a ship
  • she embarked upon a new career
  • Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
  • 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
  • embarked = set out
  • ] Just when things were settling down to a nice safe routine, Sadie and I embarked on our new mission.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Dromio, what stuff of mine hast thou embark'd?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • The simplest thing was to repair to Liverpool and embark on the first American steamer.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • Perhaps she is standing center stage at the Gaiety, ready to embark on a path where nothing is certain and she can be whoever she wishes.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • George, with his wife, children, sister and mother, embarked for Africa, some few weeks after.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • I was literally embarked.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Both Zinzi and I were about to embark on journeys.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • It appears to me highly important that Mr. Micawber should, from the hour of his embarkation, feel his position.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • 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
  • It was his only possible alternative to killing them, yes, assuming the course he'd embarked on.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • 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
  • Mrs Clapperton had embarked on the-to her-ever-fascinating topic of her health.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • He took Nellie, eleven, and Howard, eight, and embarked with all three children on a strange and sad journey.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • -it's only fair that we run through a greatest hits, if you will, of your past just as you embark on your present.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • But titling his address "Equal Justice Under Law," Taft cast aside his general reluctance to embark upon startlingly novel and dramatic approaches.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • I felt as if I were slipping into a holiday mood, embarked on another vicarious moral adventure, which looked as though it would be painless.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains

Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list —®
Search for other examples by interest
General — Google News®
General — Time® Magazine
General — Wikipedia®
Architecture — Google® books - Architecture
Business — Bloomberg®
Business — The Economist®
Classic Literature — Google® books - Classical Literature
Engineering — Google® books - Engineering
Engineering — Popular Mechanics®
Engineering — Discover Magazine®
Fine Arts & Music — Google® books - Art
History — Google® books - History
Human Behavior — Google® books - Psychology
Human Behavior — Psychology Today®
Law — FindLaw®
Law — Google® books - Law
Logic & Reasoning — Google® books - Reasoning
Medicine — Web MD®
Medicine — Google® books - Medicine
Nature & Ecology — National Geographic®
Nature & Ecology — Google® books - Nature
Personal Finance — Kiplinger® (Personal Finance)
Philosophy — Google® books - Philosophy
Public Policy & Politics — Newsweek®
Public Policy & Politics — Real Clear Politics®
Public Policy & Politics — Google® books - Politics
Religion & Spirtuality — Google® books - Religion
Religion - Christianity — Bible Gateway®
Religion - Christianity — Google® books - Christianity
Science — Popular Science®
Science — Scientific American®
Science — Google® books - Science
Sports — Sports Illustrated®