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engage
used in The Importance of Being Earnest

32 uses
  • To speak frankly, I am not in favour of long engagements.
    Act 3 — Morning-room at the Manor House (42% in)
  • If it wasn't for Bunbury's extraordinary bad health, for instance, I wouldn't be able to dine with you at Willis's to-night, for I have been really engaged to Aunt Augusta for more than a week.
    Act 1 — Morning-room in Algernon's flat in Half-Moon Street (31% in)
  • I am engaged to Mr. Worthing, mamma.
    Act 1 — Morning-room in Algernon's flat in Half-Moon Street (62% in)
  • Pardon me, you are not engaged to any one.
    Act 1 — Morning-room in Algernon's flat in Half-Moon Street (62% in)
  • When you do become engaged to some one, I, or your father, should his health permit him, will inform you of the fact.
    Act 1 — Morning-room in Algernon's flat in Half-Moon Street (62% in)
  • An engagement should come on a young girl as a surprise, pleasant or unpleasant, as the case may be.
    Act 1 — Morning-room in Algernon's flat in Half-Moon Street (62% in)
  • As far as she is concerned, we are engaged.
    Act 1 — Morning-room in Algernon's flat in Half-Moon Street (81% in)
  • Well, I know, of course, how important it is not to keep a business engagement, if one wants to retain any sense of the beauty of life, but still I think you had better wait till Uncle Jack arrives.
    Act 2 — Garden at the Manor House (16% in)
  • Why, we have been engaged for the last three months.
    Act 2 — Garden at the Manor House (50% in)
  • But how did we become engaged?
    Act 2 — Garden at the Manor House (51% in)
  • And when was the engagement actually settled?
    Act 2 — Garden at the Manor House (52% in)
  • ] The three you wrote me after I had broken of the engagement are so beautiful, and so badly spelled, that even now I can hardly read them without crying a little.
    Act 2 — Garden at the Manor House (54% in)
  • But was our engagement ever broken off?
    Act 2 — Garden at the Manor House (54% in)
  • ] 'To-day I broke off my engagement with Ernest.
    Act 2 — Garden at the Manor House (55% in)
  • It would hardly have been a really serious engagement if it hadn't been broken off at least once.
    Act 2 — Garden at the Manor House (55% in)
  • You'll never break off our engagement again, Cecily?
    Act 2 — Garden at the Manor House (56% in)
  • Considering that we have been engaged since February the 14th, and that I only met you to-day for the first time, I think it is rather hard that you should leave me for so long a period as half an hour.
    Act 2 — Garden at the Manor House (60% in)
  • Mr. Ernest Worthing and I are engaged to be married.
    Act 2 — Garden at the Manor House (71% in)
  • Mr. Ernest Worthing is engaged to me.
    Act 2 — Garden at the Manor House (71% in)
  • Do you suggest, Miss Fairfax, that I entrapped Ernest into an engagement?
    Act 2 — Garden at the Manor House (74% in)
  • May I ask if you are engaged to be married to this young lady?
    Act 2 — Garden at the Manor House (81% in)
  • May I ask you—are you engaged to be married to this young lady?
    Act 2 — Garden at the Manor House (83% in)
  • We are both engaged to be married to your brother Ernest, so it is a matter of some importance to us to know where your brother Ernest is at present.
    Act 2 — Garden at the Manor House (86% in)
  • I am afraid it is quite clear, Cecily, that neither of us is engaged to be married to any one.
    Act 2 — Garden at the Manor House (88% in)
  • I wanted to be engaged to Gwendolen, that is all.
    Act 2 — Garden at the Manor House (92% in)
  • Well, I simply wanted to be engaged to Cecily.
    Act 2 — Garden at the Manor House (92% in)
  • Merely that I am engaged to be married to Mr. Worthing, mamma.
    Act 3 — Morning-room at the Manor House (14% in)
  • I am engaged to be married to Gwendolen Lady Bracknell!
    Act 3 — Morning-room at the Manor House (18% in)
  • I am engaged to be married to Cecily, Aunt Augusta.
    Act 3 — Morning-room at the Manor House (23% in)
  • Mr. Moncrieff and I are engaged to be married, Lady Bracknell.
    Act 3 — Morning-room at the Manor House (24% in)
  • ] I do not know whether there is anything peculiarly exciting in the air of this particular part of Hertfordshire, but the number of engagements that go on seems to me considerably above the proper average that statistics have laid down for our guidance.
    Act 3 — Morning-room at the Manor House (25% in)
  • I beg your pardon for interrupting you, Lady Bracknell, but this engagement is quite out of the question.
    Act 3 — Morning-room at the Manor House (42% in)

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