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engage
used in Arrowsmith

17 uses
  • Heavens, I don't care how much you offend people by missing engagements—well, after all, I wish you wouldn't, but I do know it may be unavoidable.
    Chapter 39 (73% in)
  • Any psychologist desiring a perfectly normal man for use in demonstrations could not have done better than to have engaged Irving Watters.
    Chapter 2 (88% in)
  • By midsummer they were firmly re-engaged and, though he was slightly disturbed by the cashier, a young and giggling Wisconsin school-teacher with ankles, he so longed for Madeline that he lay awake thinking of giving up his job and fleeing to her caresses— lay awake for minutes at a time.
    Chapter 6 (3% in)
  • He informed himself that he was a moron to make this long trip into Zenith twice in one day; he remembered that he was engaged to a girl called Madeline Fox; he worried the matter of unfaithfulness; he asserted that Leora Tozer was merely an imitation nurse who was as illiterate as a kitchen wench and as impertinent as a newsboy; he decided, several times he decided, to telephone her and free himself from the engagement.
    Chapter 6 (30% in)
  • He informed himself that he was a moron to make this long trip into Zenith twice in one day; he remembered that he was engaged to a girl called Madeline Fox; he worried the matter of unfaithfulness; he asserted that Leora Tozer was merely an imitation nurse who was as illiterate as a kitchen wench and as impertinent as a newsboy; he decided, several times he decided, to telephone her and free himself from the engagement.
    Chapter 6 (30% in)
  • Martin went home engaged to two girls at once.
    Chapter 6 (45% in)
  • He went to her in the evening prepared to blaze out at her first complaining, to forgive her finally, but to break their engagement and make life resolutely simple again.
    Chapter 6 (50% in)
  • He told Clif that he was going to write a book exposing idealism, but what he meant was that he was going to do something clever about his dual engagement.
    Chapter 6 (60% in)
  • I'm engaged to both of you, and I want to know—"
    Chapter 6 (96% in)
  • I warn you it isn't a bit of use your getting engaged to somebody else again.
    Chapter 6 (98% in)
  • Martin had confessed his double engagement; he had explained that Leora was unquestionably the most gracious young woman on earth; but as he had previously used up all of his laudatory adjectives and all of Clif's patience on the subject of Madeline, Clif failed to listen, and prepared to dislike Leora as another siren of morality.
    Chapter 7 (39% in)
  • Then what's the use of talking about being engaged till you can support a wife?
    Chapter 9 (73% in)
  • ...were all to be calm, and of course Bert didn't mean— But really, it was true; they had to be sensible, and how Mr. Arrowsmith could expect to support a wife— The conference lasted till nine-thirty, which, as Mr. Tozer pointed out, was everybody's bedtime, and except for the five-minute discussion as to whether Miss Ada Quist was to stay to supper, and the debate on the saltiness of this last cornbeef, they clave faithfully to the inquiry as to whether Martin and Leora were engaged.
    Chapter 9 (80% in)
  • I don't mind your cursing and being cranky and even getting drunk, in a reasonable sort of way, but ever since the lunch when you told me and that Fox woman, 'I hope you girls won't mind, but I just happen to remember that I'm engaged to both of you'— You're mine, and I won't have any trespassers.
    Chapter 19 (85% in)
  • At clinic luncheons he met surgeons from London, New York, Boston; men with limousines and social positions and the offensive briskness of the man who has numerous engagements, or the yet more offensive quietness of the person who is amused by his inferiors; master technicians, readers of papers at medical congresses, executives and controllers, unafraid to operate before a hundred peering doctors, or to give well-bred and exceedingly final orders to subordinates; captaingenerals of...
    Chapter 25 (40% in)
  • Now I go and telegraph I can't keep a lecture engagement next week—huh! me lecture to a women's college, me that can talk rat-language and know seven beautiful deadly kind of traps!"
    Chapter 32 (28% in)
  • Now he showed an inconvenient ability to ignore engagements, to snap at delightful guests who asked him to explain all about science, to forget even her and the baby.
    Chapter 39 (71% in)

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