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engage
used in The Mill on the Floss

28 uses
  • She is very pitiable; but then there was no positive engagement; and the air at the coast will do her good.
    7.2 — Book 7 Chapter 2 — St. Ogg's Passes Judgment (11% in)
  • Mrs. Tulliver had her special reason for this permission: now the dinner was despatched, and every one's mind disengaged, it was the right moment to communicate Mr. Tulliver's intention concerning Tom, and it would be as well for Tom himself to be absent.
    1.7 — Book 1 Chapter 7 — Enter the Aunts and Uncles (73% in)
  • "How much might she charge you for that bonnet, sister?" said Mrs. Tulliver, whose mind was actively engaged on the possibility of getting a humble imitation of this chef-d'oeuvre made from a piece of silk she had at home.
    1.9 — Book 1 Chapter 9 — To Garum Firs (40% in)
  • Glegg had an unusual amount of mental activity, which, when disengaged from the wool business, naturally made itself a pathway in other directions.
    1.12 — Book 1 Chapter 12 — Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (44% in)
  • On less personal matters connected with the important warfare in which he had been engaged, Mr. Poulter was more reticent, only taking care not to give the weight of his authority to any loose notions concerning military history.
    2.4 — Book 2 Chapter 4 — "The Young Idea" (56% in)
  • "And General Wolfe, Mr. Poulter,—wasn't he a wonderful fighter?" said Tom, who held the notion that all the martial heroes commemorated on the public-house signs were engaged in the war with Bony.
    2.4 — Book 2 Chapter 4 — "The Young Idea" (59% in)
  • But when their father was actually engaged in the long-threatened lawsuit, and Wakem, as the agent at once of Pivart and Old Harry, was acting against him, even Maggie felt, with some sadness, that they were not likely ever to have any intimacy with Philip again; the very name of Wakem made her father angry, and she had once heard him say that if that crook-backed son lived to inherit his father's ill-gotten gains, there would be a curse upon him.
    2.7 — Book 2 Chapter 7 — The Golden Gates Are Passed (11% in)
  • Ask Kezia to fetch her down, and keep her engaged with something in the kitchen.
    3.8 — Book 3 Chapter 8 — Daylight on the Wreck (24% in)
  • But then good society has its claret and its velvet carpets, its dinner-engagements six weeks deep, its opera and its faery ball-rooms; rides off its ennui on thoroughbred horses; lounges at the club; has to keep clear of crinoline vortices; gets its science done by Faraday, and its religion by the superior clergy who are to be met in the best houses,—how should it have time or need for belief and emphasis?
    4.3 — Book 4 Chapter 3 — A Voice from the Past (77% in)
  • Chapter II Aunt Glegg Learns the Breadth of Bob's Thumb While Maggie's life-struggles had lain almost entirely within her own soul, one shadowy army fighting another, and the slain shadows forever rising again, Tom was engaged in a dustier, noisier warfare, grappling with more substantial obstacles, and gaining more definite conquests.
    5.2 — Book 5 Chapter 2 — Aunt Glegg Learns the Breadth of Bob's Thumb (1% in)
  • The explicitness of an engagement wears off this finest edge of susceptibility; it is jasmine gathered and presented in a large bouquet.
    6.1 — Book 6 Chapter 1 — A Duet in Paradise (47% in)
  • You will be engaged with your cousin to-morrow, I suppose?
    6.1 — Book 6 Chapter 1 — A Duet in Paradise (72% in)
  • "Oh, then, if I disapprove of him you can give him up, since you are not engaged," said Maggie, with playful gravity.
    6.2 — Book 6 Chapter 2 — First Impressions (3% in)
  • I would rather not be engaged.
    6.2 — Book 6 Chapter 2 — First Impressions (3% in)
  • When people are engaged, they begin to think of being married soon," said Lucy, too thoroughly preoccupied to notice Maggie's joke; "and I should like everything to go on for a long while just as it is.
    6.2 — Book 6 Chapter 2 — First Impressions (3% in)
  • Besides, he was in love already, and half-engaged to the dearest little creature in the world; and he was not a man to make a fool of himself in any way.
    6.2 — Book 6 Chapter 2 — First Impressions (85% in)
  • One day—it was the day of Philip's return—Lucy had formed a sudden engagement to spend the evening with Mrs. Kenn, whose delicate state of health, threatening to become confirmed illness through an attack of bronchitis, obliged her to resign her functions at the coming bazaar into the hands of other ladies, of whom she wished Lucy to be one.
    6.6 — Book 6 Chapter 6 — Illustrating the Laws of Attraction (47% in)
  • The engagement had been formed in Stephen's presence, and he had heard Lucy promise to dine early and call at six o'clock for Miss Torry, who brought Mrs. Kenn's request.
    6.6 — Book 6 Chapter 6 — Illustrating the Laws of Attraction (49% in)
  • It was all madness; he was in love, thoroughly attached to Lucy, and engaged,—engaged as strongly as an honorable man need be.
    6.6 — Book 6 Chapter 6 — Illustrating the Laws of Attraction (96% in)
  • It was all madness; he was in love, thoroughly attached to Lucy, and engaged,—engaged as strongly as an honorable man need be.
    6.6 — Book 6 Chapter 6 — Illustrating the Laws of Attraction (96% in)
  • "You are engaged to Philip Wakem?" said Stephen, hastily.
    6.11 — Book 6 Chapter 11 — In the Lane (54% in)
  • "I consider myself engaged to him; I don't mean to marry any one else."
    6.11 — Book 6 Chapter 11 — In the Lane (54% in)
  • God knows, I've been trying to be faithful to tacit engagements, and I've only made things worse; I'd better have given way at first."
    6.11 — Book 6 Chapter 11 — In the Lane (65% in)
  • "And after all," he went on, in an impatient tone, trying to defeat his own scruples as well as hers, "I am breaking no positive engagement; if Lucy's affections had been withdrawn from me and given to some one else, I should have felt no right to assert a claim on her.
    6.11 — Book 6 Chapter 11 — In the Lane (71% in)
  • When the morning came, Philip was too ill to think of keeping his engagement to go in the boat.
    6.13 — Book 6 Chapter 13 — Borne Along by the Tide (39% in)
  • He wrote a brief note to Stephen, and sent it early by the servant, saying that he was not well enough to fulfil his engagement to Miss Deane.
    6.13 — Book 6 Chapter 13 — Borne Along by the Tide (42% in)
  • And even if we could go back, and both fulfil our engagements,—if that were possible now,—it would be hateful, horrible, to think of your ever being Philip's wife,—of your ever being the wife of a man you didn't love.
    6.14 — Book 6 Chapter 14 — Waking (61% in)
  • Mr. Stephen Guest had certainly not behaved well; but then, young men were liable to those sudden infatuated attachments; and bad as it might seem in Mrs. Stephen Guest to admit the faintest advances from her cousin's lover (indeed it had been said that she was actually engaged to young Wakem,—old Wakem himself had mentioned it), still, she was very young,—"and a deformed young man, you know!
    7.2 — Book 7 Chapter 2 — St. Ogg's Passes Judgment (7% in)

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