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engage
used in Anna Karenina

21 uses
  • Yes, driven back for a third time, but a decisive engagement expected for tomorrow.
    Part Eight (25% in)
  • ...for others, founded on a consciousness of his own shortcomings; secondly, of his perfect liberalism—not the liberalism he read of in the papers, but the liberalism that was in his blood, in virtue of which he treated all men perfectly equally and exactly the same, whatever their fortune or calling might be; and thirdly—the most important point—his complete indifference to the business in which he was engaged, in consequence of which he was never carried away, and never made mistakes.
    Part One (13% in)
  • Engage a piano player, and let them dance, and not as you do things nowadays, hunting up good matches.
    Part One (48% in)
  • She felt sure she would dance the mazurka with him as she had done at former balls, and refused five young men, saying she was engaged for the mazurka.
    Part One (69% in)
  • She had not even a hope of being asked for it, because she was so successful in society that the idea would never occur to anyone that she had remained disengaged till now.
    Part One (70% in)
  • She disengaged the letter and began reading it at the end.
    Part Three (48% in)
  • "He is engaged," the clerk responded severely, and he pointed with his pen at the persons waiting, and went on writing.
    Part Four (15% in)
  • Alexey Alexandrovitch was busily engaged with them for a long while, drew up a program for them from which they were not to depart, and on dismissing them wrote a letter to Petersburg for the guidance of the deputation.
    Part Four (29% in)
  • "And I'm oppressed and humiliated that they won't engage me at the Foundling," the old prince said again, to the huge delight of Turovtsin, who in his mirth dropped his asparagus with the thick end in the sauce.
    Part Four (44% in)
  • He had thought his engagement would have nothing about it like others, that the ordinary conditions of engaged couples would spoil his special happiness; but it ended in his doing exactly as other people did, and his happiness being only increased thereby and becoming more and more special, more and more unlike anything that had ever happened.
    Part Four (65% in)
  • He had thought his engagement would have nothing about it like others, that the ordinary conditions of engaged couples would spoil his special happiness; but it ended in his doing exactly as other people did, and his happiness being only increased thereby and becoming more and more special, more and more unlike anything that had ever happened.
    Part Four (65% in)
  • While they were still engaged, he had been struck by the definiteness with which she had declined the tour abroad and decided to go into the country, as though she knew of something she wanted, and could still think of something outside her love.
    Part Five (39% in)
  • The very details, the mere thought of which reduced her husband to terror, immediately engaged her attention.
    Part Five (51% in)
  • Since their conversation about religion when they were engaged neither of them had ever started a discussion of the subject, but she performed all the ceremonies of going to church, saying her prayers, and so on, always with the unvarying conviction that this ought to be so.
    Part Five (55% in)
  • Alexey Alexandrovitch, frowning, got up, and disengaging his hand, moved her a chair.
    Part Five (64% in)
  • After reading several books on anthropology, education, and didactics, Alexey Alexandrovitch drew up a plan of education, and engaging the best tutor in Petersburg to superintend it, he set to work, and the subject continually absorbed him.
    Part Five (72% in)
  • Levin had been six days in Kashin, visiting the assembly each day, and busily engaged about his sister's business, which still dragged on.
    Part Six (80% in)
  • The rest, like the rank and file before an engagement, though they were getting ready for the fight, sought for other distractions in the interval.
    Part Six (88% in)
  • They went, too, into what the prince called the intellectual room, where three gentlemen were engaged in a heated discussion of the latest political news.
    Part Seven (22% in)
  • They were speaking of the last telegram stating that the Turks had been for three days in succession beaten at all points and put to flight, and that tomorrow a decisive engagement was expected.
    Part Eight (8% in)
  • And they fell to talking of the last war news, and each concealed from the other his perplexity as to the engagement expected next day, since the Turks had been beaten, according to the latest news, at all points.
    Part Eight (17% in)

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