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engage
used in Jane Eyre

13 uses
  • She generally came at the hour when Mr. Rivers was engaged in giving his daily catechising lesson.
    Chapter 32 (16% in)
  • It was the hour of study; they were engaged in conning over their to— morrow's task, and the hum I had heard was the combined result of their whispered repetitions.
    Chapter 5 (29% in)
  • The stronger among the girls ran about and engaged in active games, but sundry pale and thin ones herded together for shelter and warmth in the verandah; and amongst these, as the dense mist penetrated to their shivering frames, I heard frequently the sound of a hollow cough.
    Chapter 5 (70% in)
  • Rochester would be glad if you and your pupil would take tea with him in the drawing-room this evening," said she: "he has been so much engaged all day that he could not ask to see you before."
    Chapter 13 (13% in)
  • In the mornings he seemed much engaged with business, and, in the afternoon, gentlemen from Millcote or the neighbourhood called, and sometimes stayed to dine with him.
    Chapter 14 (0% in)
  • It was well I secured this forage, or both she, I, and Sophie, to whom I conveyed a share of our repast, would have run a chance of getting no dinner at all: every one downstairs was too much engaged to think of us.
    Chapter 17 (32% in)
  • I answered — "I did not wish to disturb you, as you seemed engaged, sir."
    Chapter 17 (97% in)
  • In the midst of the tumult, and while my eyes and ears were fully engaged in the scene before me, I heard a hem close at my elbow: I turned, and saw Sam.
    Chapter 18 (97% in)
  • I trode on an edging of turf that the crackle of the pebbly gravel might not betray me: he was standing among the beds at a yard or two distant from where I had to pass; the moth apparently engaged him.
    Chapter 23 (18% in)
  • My uncle engaged afterwards in more prosperous undertakings: it appears he realised a fortune of twenty thousand pounds.
    Chapter 30 (94% in)
  • Thus engaged, he appeared, sitting in his own recess, quiet and absorbed enough; but that blue eye of his had a habit of leaving the outlandish-looking grammar, and wandering over, and sometimes fixing upon us, his fellow-students, with a curious intensity of observation: if caught, it would be instantly withdrawn; yet ever and anon, it returned searchingly to our table.
    Chapter 34 (35% in)
  • Your own fortune will make you independent of the Society's aid; and thus you may still be spared the dishonour of breaking your promise and deserting the band you engaged to join."
    Chapter 35 (33% in)
  • Now I never had, as the reader knows, either given any formal promise or entered into any engagement; and this language was all much too hard and much too despotic for the occasion.
    Chapter 35 (34% in)

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