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engage
used in The War of the Worlds

8 uses
  • Over that aspect we hung now on the very edge of the great circular pit the Martians were engaged in making.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — What We Saw from the Ruined House (12% in)
  • They were all too assiduously engaged to talk to us as we passed.
    1.12 — Book 1 Chapter 12 — What I Saw of the Destruction of.... (26% in)
  • The officers who were not actively engaged stood and stared over the treetops southwestward, and the men digging would stop every now and again to stare in the same direction.
    1.12 — Book 1 Chapter 12 — What I Saw of the Destruction of.... (32% in)
  • So far as one can ascertain from the conflicting accounts that have been put forth, the majority of them remained busied with preparations in the Horsell pit until nine that night, hurrying on some operation that disengaged huge volumes of green smoke.
    1.15 — Book 1 Chapter 15 — What Happened in Surrey (3% in)
  • The Martian who had been overthrown crawled tediously out of his hood, a small brown figure, oddly suggestive from that distance of a speck of blight, and apparently engaged in the repair of his support.
    1.15 — Book 1 Chapter 15 — What Happened in Surrey (18% in)
  • These canisters smashed on striking the ground—they did not explode—and incontinently disengaged an enormous volume of heavy, inky vapour, coiling and pouring upward in a huge and ebony cumulus cloud, a gaseous hill that sank and spread itself slowly over the surrounding country.
    1.15 — Book 1 Chapter 15 — What Happened in Surrey (58% in)
  • One of the ladies, a short woman dressed in white, was simply screaming; the other, a dark, slender figure, slashed at the man who gripped her arm with a whip she held in her disengaged hand.
    1.16 — Book 1 Chapter 16 — The Exodus from London (19% in)
  • And while I am engaged in this description, I may add in this place certain further details which, although they were not all evident to us at the time, will enable the reader who is unacquainted with them to form a clearer picture of these offensive creatures.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — What We Saw from the Ruined House (49% in)

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