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engage
used in Oliver Twist

26 uses
  • The men laid hands upon him, and disengaging Oliver from his grasp, held him back.
    Chapter 52 — Fagin's Last Night Alive (96% in)
  • He disengaged himself from the old woman's grasp; and, drawing Oliver after him, hurried away.
    Chapter 5 — Oliver Mingles with New Associates. Going to a Funeral.... (83% in)
  • He saw the Jew with his half-closed eyes; heard his low whistling; and recognised the sound of the spoon grating against the saucepan's sides: and yet the self-same senses were mentally engaged, at the same time, in busy action with almost everybody he had ever known.
    Chapter 9 — Containing Further Particulars Concerning the Pleansant.... (10% in)
  • 'His worship will be disengaged in half a minute.
    Chapter 11 — Treats of Mr. Fang the Police Magistrate; and Furnishes a.... (7% in)
  • 'Come in, d'ye hear?' growled this engaging ruffian.
    Chapter 13 — Some New Acquaintances Are Introduced to the Intelligent.... (20% in)
  • 'Serve him right!' cried Sikes, struggling to disengage himself from the girl's grasp.
    Chapter 16 — Relates What Became of Oliver Twist, After he had been.... (58% in)
  • One afternoon, the Dodger and Master Bates being engaged out that evening, the first-named young gentleman took it into his head to evince some anxiety regarding the decoration of his person (to do him justice, this was by no means an habitual weakness with him); and, with this end and aim, he condescendingly commanded Oliver to assist him in his toilet, straightway.
    Chapter 18 — How Oliver Passed His Time in the Improving Society of.... (31% in)
  • He could think of no bad object to be attained by sending him to Sikes, which would not be equally well answered by his remaining with Fagin; and after meditating for a long time, concluded that he had been selected to perform some ordinary menial offices for the housebreaker, until another boy, better suited for his purpose could be engaged.
    Chapter 20 — Wherein Oliver is Delivered Over to Mr. William Sikes (21% in)
  • Nancy was busily engaged in preparing breakfast.
    Chapter 20 — Wherein Oliver is Delivered Over to Mr. William Sikes (93% in)
  • In an instant, the other two were on their legs, and all were actively engaged in busy preparation.
    Chapter 22 — The Burglary (40% in)
  • He's game enough now, I'll engage.
    Chapter 22 — The Burglary (69% in)
  • Having gone through this very extraordinary performance, he took off the cocked hat again, and, spreading himself before the fire with his back towards it, seemed to be mentally engaged in taking an exact inventory of the furniture.
    Chapter 23 — Which Contains the Substance of a Pleasant Conversation.... (**% in)
  • But as the Jew, looking back, waved his hand to intimate that he preferred being alone; and, moreover, as the little man could not very easily disengage himself from the chair; the sign of the Cripples was, for a time, bereft of the advantage of Mr. Lively's presence.
    Chapter 26 — In Which a Mysterious Character Appears Upon the Scene.... (15% in)
  • He was still placidly engaged in this latter survey, when Mrs. Corney, hurrying into the room, threw herself, in a breathless state, on a chair by the fireside, and covering her eyes with one hand, placed the other over her heart, and gasped for breath.
    Chapter 27 — Atones for the Unpoliteness of a Former Chapter; Which.... (25% in)
  • The dogs, who, in common with their masters, seemed to have no particular relish for the sport in which they were engaged, readily answered to the command.
    Chapter 28 — Looks after Oliver, and Proceeds with His Adventures (13% in)
  • She was busily engaged in the little offices of the table.
    Chapter 29 — Has an Introductory Account of the Inmates of the House.... (27% in)
  • CHAPTER XXX RELATES WHAT OLIVER'S NEW VISITORS THOUGHT OF HIM With many loquacious assurances that they would be agreeably surprised in the aspect of the criminal, the doctor drew the young lady's arm through one of his; and offering his disengaged hand to Mrs. Maylie, led them, with much ceremony and stateliness, upstairs.
    Chapter 30 — Relates What oliver's New Visitors Thought of Him (2% in)
  • It was while he was engaged in this pursuit, that he was greatly startled and distressed by a most unexpected occurrence.
    Chapter 34 — Contains Some Introductory Particulars Relative to a Young.... (80% in)
  • 'Stay!' she added, disengaging her hand, 'why should we prolong this painful interview?
    Chapter 35 — Containing the Unsatisfactory Result of Oliver's Adventure.... (75% in)
  • Seated by the window, busily engaged in patching an old waistcoat which formed a portion of the robber's ordinary dress, was a female: so pale and reduced with watching and privation, that there would have been considerable difficulty in recognising her as the same Nancy who has already figured in this tale, but for the voice in which she replied to Mr. Sikes's question.
    Chapter 39 — Introduces Some Respectable Characters with Whom the.... (6% in)
  • 'There, that'll do: don't yer be too affectionate, in case I'm cross with yer,' said Noah, disengaging himself with great gravity.
    Chapter 42 — An Old Acquaintance of Oliver's, Exhibiting Decided Marks.... (52% in)
  • ...at this magnificent threat, that it was some time before Fagin could interpose, and represent to Mr. Bolter that he incurred no possible danger in visiting the police-office; that, inasmuch as no account of the little affair in which he had engaged, nor any description of his person, had yet been forwarded to the metropolis, it was very probable that he was not even suspected of having resorted to it for shelter; and that, if he were properly disguised, it would be as safe a spot for...
    Chapter 43 — Wherein is Shown How the Artful Dodger Got Into Trouble (55% in)
  • This gentleman had been discovered on reference to the Court Guide, and being then and there present, swore that the snuff-box was his, and that he had missed it on the previous day, the moment he had disengaged himself from the crowd before referred to.
    Chapter 43 — Wherein is Shown How the Artful Dodger Got Into Trouble (88% in)
  • Hither and thither he dived that night: now working at the pumps, and now hurrying through the smoke and flame, but never ceasing to engage himself wherever noise and men were thickest.
    Chapter 48 — The Flight of Sikes (83% in)
  • While he was thus engaged, and the two men sat by in silence with their eyes fixed upon the floor, a pattering noise was heard upon the stairs, and Sikes's dog bounded into the room.
    Chapter 50 — The Pursuit and Escape (33% in)
  • The jailer took the disengaged hand of Oliver; and, whispering him not to be alarmed, looked on without speaking.
    Chapter 52 — Fagin's Last Night Alive (78% in)

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