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engage
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

85 uses
  • Madame Danglars did not see them; she was engaged in stilling the beatings of her heart, and restraining the tears which were ready to gush forth.
    Chapters 105-106 (64% in)
  • Then you were aware of Dantes being engaged in a conspiracy?
    Chapters 5-6 (54% in)
  • , "was there not a marriage engagement between you and Mademoiselle de Saint-Meran?"
    Chapters 9-10 (95% in)
  • While affecting to be deeply engaged in examining the ladder, the mind of Dantes was, in fact, busily occupied by the idea that a person so intelligent, ingenious, and clear-sighted as the abbe might probably be able to solve the dark mystery of his own misfortunes, where he himself could see nothing.
    Chapters 17-18 (11% in)
  • And will you engage not to do any harm to the sentry, except as a last resort?
    Chapters 17-18 (43% in)
  • Attracted by his prepossessing appearance, he renewed his offers of an engagement to Dantes; but Dantes, who had his own projects, would not agree for a longer time than three months.
    Chapters 22-23 (72% in)
  • As soon as his engagement with the patron of The Young Amelia ended, he would hire a small vessel on his own account—for in his several voyages he had amassed a hundred piastres—and under some pretext land at the Island of Monte Cristo.
    Chapters 22-23 (92% in)
  • The term for which Edmond had engaged to serve on board The Young Amelia having expired, Dantes took leave of the captain, who at first tried all his powers of persuasion to induce him to remain as one of the crew, but having been told the history of the legacy, he ceased to importune him further.
    Chapters 25-26 (9% in)
  • Ask of me, as mayor, what is my opinion of M. Morrel, and I shall say that he is a man honorable to the last degree, and who has up to this time fulfilled every engagement with scrupulous punctuality.
    Chapters 27-28 (71% in)
  • Unfortunately, however, Morrel had not only engagements with the house of Thomson & French, who had shown themselves so considerate towards him; and, as he had said, in business he had correspondents, and not friends.
    Chapters 29-30 (44% in)
  • Fortunately, Morrel had some funds coming in on which he could rely; and, as they reached him, he found himself in a condition to meet his engagements when the end of July came.
    Chapters 29-30 (48% in)
  • Morrel attributed Penelon's embarrassment to the elegance of his attire; it was evident the good fellow had not gone to such an expense on his own account; he was, no doubt, engaged on board some other vessel, and thus his bashfulness arose from the fact of his not having, if we may so express ourselves, worn mourning for the Pharaon longer.
    Chapters 29-30 (51% in)
  • If I live, all would be changed; if I live, interest would be converted into doubt, pity into hostility; if I live I am only a man who his broken his word, failed in his engagements—in fact, only a bankrupt.
    Chapters 29-30 (83% in)
  • I have engaged the three lower windows at the Cafe Rospoli; should I have obtained the requisite pardon for Peppino, the two outside windows will be hung with yellow damasks, and the centre with white, having a large cross in red marked on it.
    Chapters 33-34 (61% in)
  • Like a genuine Frenchman, Albert had employed his time in arranging for the evening's diversion; he had sent to engage a box at the Teatro Argentino; and Franz, having a number of letters to write, relinquished the carriage to Albert for the whole of the day.
    Chapters 33-34 (66% in)
  • With this design he had engaged a box in the most conspicuous part of the theatre, and exerted himself to set off his personal attractions by the aid of the most rich and elaborate toilet.
    Chapters 33-34 (69% in)
  • The box taken by Albert was in the first circle; although each of the three tiers of boxes is deemed equally aristocratic, and is, for this reason, generally styled the "nobility's boxes," and although the box engaged for the two friends was sufficiently capacious to contain at least a dozen persons, it had cost less than would be paid at some of the French theatres for one admitting merely four occupants.
    Chapters 33-34 (70% in)
  • ...reputation throughout Italy for his taste and skill in the choreographic art—one of those masterly productions of grace, method, and elegance in which the whole corps de ballet, from the principal dancers to the humblest supernumerary, are all engaged on the stage at the same time; and a hundred and fifty persons may be seen exhibiting the same attitude, or elevating the same arm or leg with a simultaneous movement, that would lead you to suppose that but one mind, one act of volition,...
    Chapters 33-34 (77% in)
  • A handful of confetti that came from a neighboring carriage, and which, while it covered Morcerf and his two companions with dust, pricked his neck and that portion of his face uncovered by his mask like a hundred pins, incited him to join in the general combat, in which all the masks around him were engaged.
    Chapters 35-36 (51% in)
  • They were thus engaged when the Count of Monte Cristo entered.
    Chapters 35-36 (72% in)
  • "Shall we make a positive appointment for a particular day and hour?" inquired the count; "only let me warn you that I am proverbial for my punctilious exactitude in keeping my engagements."
    Chapters 37-38 (79% in)
  • Then he detailed the conversation overheard by him at the Colosseum, between the count and Vampa, in which the count had promised to obtain the release of the bandit Peppino,—an engagement which, as our readers are aware, he most faithfully fulfilled.
    Chapters 37-38 (88% in)
  • But, ere he entered his travelling carriage, Albert, fearing that his expected guest might forget the engagement he had entered into, placed in the care of a waiter at the hotel a card to be delivered to the Count of Monte Cristo, on which, beneath the name of Vicomte Albert de Morcerf, he had written in pencil—"27, Rue du Helder, on the 21st May, half-past ten A.M."
    Chapters 37-38 (99% in)
  • Monte Cristo was engaged in examining this portrait with no less care than he had bestowed upon the other, when another door opened, and he found himself opposite to the Count of Morcerf in person.
    Chapters 41-42 (27% in)
  • I had not yet fully recovered consciousness, when again I heard groans, mingled with half-stifled cries, as if from persons engaged in a deadly struggle.
    Chapters 45-46 (13% in)
  • I had speedy proofs that the excellent abbe was engaged in my behalf, for the rigors of my imprisonment were alleviated by many trifling though acceptable indulgences, and I was told that my trial was to be postponed to the assizes following those now being held.
    Chapters 45-46 (27% in)
  • Danglars was engaged at that moment, presiding over a railroad committee.
    Chapters 45-46 (73% in)
  • Thomson & French set no bounds to their engagements while those of M. Danglars have their limits; he is a wise man, according to his own showing.
    Chapters 45-46 (84% in)
  • He saw the map which Monte Cristo had been examining when he entered, and said, "You seem geographically engaged, sir?
    Chapters 47-48 (66% in)
  • The very anticipations of delight to be enjoyed in his forthcoming visits—the bright, pure gleam of heavenly happiness it diffused over the almost deadly warfare in which he had voluntarily engaged, illumined his whole countenance with a look of ineffable joy and calmness, as, immediately after Villefort's departure, his thoughts flew back to the cheering prospect before him, of tasting, at least, a brief respite from the fierce and stormy passions of his mind.
    Chapters 49-50 (1% in)
  • At the sound of their steps a young woman of twenty to five and twenty, dressed in a silk morning gown, and busily engaged in plucking the dead leaves off a noisette rose-tree, raised her head.
    Chapters 49-50 (46% in)
  • You told me, my dear Valentine, that you were engaged to M. d'Epinay, and that your father was resolved upon completing the match, and that from his will there was no appeal, as M. de Villefort was never known to change a determination once formed.
    Chapters 51-52 (17% in)
  • "A thousand thanks, madame," replied Monte Cristo "but I have an engagement which I cannot break.
    Chapters 51-52 (99% in)
  • The pretext of an opera engagement was so much the more feasible, as there chanced to be on that very night a more than ordinary attraction at the Academie Royale.
    Chapters 53-54 (0% in)
  • Be sure to provide yourself with some previous engagement which shall have a semblance of probability, and communicate the fact to me by a line in writing.
    Chapters 53-54 (83% in)
  • As to my father, you will not see him; he is officially engaged, and dines with the chief referendary.
    Chapters 53-54 (86% in)
  • I am not so much at liberty as you suppose; on the contrary, I have a most important engagement.
    Chapters 53-54 (87% in)
  • I require the proof of a pre-engagement.
    Chapters 53-54 (88% in)
  • Really I like him extremely; is there not also a matrimonial engagement contemplated for him?
    Chapters 53-54 (94% in)
  • I smile because there appears to me to be about as much inclination for the consummation of the engagement in question as there is for my own.
    Chapters 53-54 (95% in)
  • Your misfortunes engaged his sympathies, so you see you must have been interesting.
    Chapters 55-56 (59% in)
  • The eyes repeated several times, "No, no, no." "Then you are vexed with the engagement?"
    Chapters 57-58 (87% in)
  • "And you disinherit your granddaughter," continued the notary, "because she has contracted an engagement contrary to your wishes?"
    Chapters 59-60 (39% in)
  • The count, who perceived that M. and Madame de Villefort were beginning to speak in parables, appeared to pay no attention to the conversation, and feigned to be busily engaged in watching Edward, who was mischievously pouring some ink into the bird's water-glass.
    Chapters 59-60 (56% in)
  • "The man at the telegraph," said he, "must either engage a gardener or devote himself passionately to agriculture."
    Chapters 61-62 (9% in)
  • If it were so with M. Morrel"— "Unfortunately," replied the count, "I am witness that M. Morrel cannot give up his horse, his honor being engaged in keeping it."
    Chapters 61-62 (73% in)
  • To ask for an engagement at the Opera.
    Chapters 65-66 (9% in)
  • "Well," said he, "let her come, with your consent and that of the baron, and we will try and give her an engagement, though we are very poor to pay such talent as hers."
    Chapters 65-66 (10% in)
  • Monte Cristo was at home; only he was engaged with some one and begged Danglars to wait for a moment in the drawing-room.
    Chapters 65-66 (55% in)
  • Doubtless, my dear viscount, you will not be taken by force; and seriously, do you wish to break off your engagement?
    Chapters 67-68 (85% in)
  • But, since you say nothing remains but for M. d'Epinay to arrive that the contract may be signed, and the following day you will be his, to-morrow you will be engaged to M. d'Epinay, for he came this morning to Paris."
    Chapters 73-74 (3% in)
  • However, his remark did not make Madame de Villefort even smile, so much was every mind engaged, and so solemn was the situation.
    Chapters 73-74 (98% in)
  • He received him on his sword and three times the general drew back on finding himself too closely engaged, and then returned to the charge.
    Chapters 75-76 (42% in)
  • I will engage to say that before a week is past the door will be closed against me.
    Chapters 77-78 (2% in)
  • "Nothing of the kind, sir," replied Danglars: "if such had been the case, I only should have been to blame, inasmuch as I was aware of all these things when I made the engagement.
    Chapters 77-78 (71% in)
  • I really am quite ashamed to have been the cause of your undergoing such severe self-examination; let us drop the subject, and adopt the middle course of delay, which implies neither a rupture nor an engagement.
    Chapters 77-78 (72% in)
  • Nevertheless, my dear count, I found you this morning engaged in an occupation but little consistent with the notions you profess to entertain.
    Chapters 77-78 (83% in)
  • I have an engagement with a pretty little girl for this evening, and do not wish to be known; lend me your livery till to-morrow.
    Chapters 81-82 (14% in)
  • From his past life, from his resolution to shrink from nothing, the count had acquired an inconceivable relish for the contests in which he had engaged, sometimes against nature, that is to say, against God, and sometimes against the world, that is, against the devil.
    Chapters 81-82 (62% in)
  • A firm and well-practised hand was engaged in cutting the four sides of a pane of glass with a diamond.
    Chapters 81-82 (69% in)
  • Monte Cristo then drew a lighted taper from a closet, and when the thief was deeply engaged with his lock, silently opened the door, taking care that the light should shine directly on his face.
    Chapters 81-82 (78% in)
  • Because the rupture or fulfilment of this engagement is connected with the person of whom we were speaking.
    Chapters 83-84 (96% in)
  • "How?" said Albert, whose brow reddened; "you think M. Danglars"— "I ask you only how your engagement stands?
    Chapters 83-84 (96% in)
  • "No." said Albert, "the engagement is broken off."
    Chapters 83-84 (97% in)
  • "On my account?" said the young man; "oh, no, indeed, the count will do me the justice to assert that I have, on the contrary, always entreated him to break off my engagement, and happily it is ended.
    Chapters 85-86 (4% in)
  • " 'Madame,' said the president, 'you have engaged to furnish the committee with some important particulars respecting the affair at Yanina, and you have stated that you were an eyewitness of the event.
    Chapters 85-86 (78% in)
  • "Be it so," said Beauchamp; "if you must have me descend to earth, I submit; and if you will seek your enemy, I will assist you, and I will engage to find him, my honor being almost as deeply interested as yours."
    Chapters 87-88 (9% in)
  • "Maximilian," said he, "are your affections disengaged?"
    Chapters 89-90 (76% in)
  • "Your engagement was for breakfast, then?" said the count.
    Chapters 91-92 (52% in)
  • "At any rate," said she, "since I am to be married whether I will or not, I ought to be thankful to providence for having released me from my engagement with M. Albert de Morcerf, or I should this day have been the wife of a dishonored man."
    Chapters 93-94 (25% in)
  • Deeply engaged with a sort of inward contemplation, Valentine had ceased for a moment to join in the conversation.
    Chapters 93-94 (28% in)
  • It would be impossible to make use of a diligence, equally so to engage post-horses; to travel either way a passport was necessary.
    Chapters 97-98 (49% in)
  • Unfortunately, No. 3 was engaged by a young man who was travelling with his sister.
    Chapters 97-98 (57% in)
  • "My father is not engaged in this fearful plot, is he, sir?" asked Valentine, clasping her hands.
    Chapters 101-102 (35% in)
  • Directly afterwards the distant sound of a heavy weight falling on the ground was heard, but no one paid any attention to it; the nurse was engaged in watching the chemical analysis, and Villefort was still absorbed in grief.
    Chapters 101-102 (85% in)
  • I knew nothing of this engagement, of this love, yet I, her father, forgive you, for I see that your grief is real and deep; and besides my own sorrow is too great for anger to find a place in my heart.
    Chapters 103-104 (11% in)
  • D'Avrigny turned round and uttered a very feeble "Yes," but Morrel, disengaging his hand, rushed to the bed, and after having pressed the cold lips of Valentine with his own, hurriedly left, uttering a long, deep groan of despair and anguish.
    Chapters 103-104 (32% in)
  • D'Avrigny took the priest's hand, and without meeting Villefort, who was engaged in his study, they reached Valentine's room, which on the following night was to be occupied by the undertakers.
    Chapters 103-104 (44% in)
  • During the evening two men, engaged for the purpose, had carried Noirtier from Valentine's room into his own, and contrary to all expectation there was no difficulty in withdrawing him from his child.
    Chapters 103-104 (47% in)
  • "Well, mother, I yesterday engaged myself as substitute in the Spahis," [*] added the young man, lowering his eyes with a certain feeling of shame, for even he was unconscious of the sublimity of his selfabasement.
    Chapters 105-106 (87% in)
  • We can now part; come, I shall engage your passage.
    Chapters 105-106 (94% in)
  • I will say"— "Do you think you are engaged with a pygmy like yourself?" said Bertuccio, in so calm a tone, and with so steadfast a look, that Andrea was moved to the very soul.
    Chapters 107-108 (38% in)
  • The whole establishment had been changed; another valet was engaged for himself, a new servant for Noirtier, two women had entered Madame de Villefort's service,—in fact, everywhere, to the concierge and coachmen, new faces were presented to the different masters of the house, thus widening the division which had always existed between the members of the same family.
    Chapters 107-108 (46% in)
  • I yesterday engaged a servant, who had just left M. de Villefort—I intend sending him away to-morrow, for he eats so enormously, to make up for the fast imposed upon him by his terror in that house.
    Chapters 109-110 (31% in)
  • When he had fixed his piercing look on this modern Babylon, which equally engages the contemplation of the religious enthusiast, the materialist, and the scoffer,—"Great city," murmured he, inclining his head, and joining his hands as if in prayer, "less than six months have elapsed since first I entered thy gates.
    Chapters 111-112 (56% in)

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