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engage
used in Babbitt

12 uses
  • Only in spirited engagements with his wife did these turbulent fears rise to the surface.
    Chapter 32 (81% in)
  • Ted negotiated: "Gee, honest, Rone, I don't want to take the old boat, but I promised couple o' girls in my class I'd drive 'em down to the rehearsal of the school chorus, and, gee, I don't want to, but a gentleman's got to keep his social engagements."
    Chapter 2 (48% in)
  • You and your social engagements!
    Chapter 2 (48% in)
  • You say you're engaged to a girl, but have to put in your evenings chasing after buyers.
    Chapter 6 (13% in)
  • Somehow her head was on his shoulder and he was kissing away the tears—and she raised her head to say trustingly, "Now that we're engaged, shall we be married soon or shall we wait?"
    Chapter 6 (97% in)
  • Engaged?
    Chapter 6 (97% in)
  • Both of them were engaged for the evening, and suddenly he was bored by having to take so much trouble to be riotous.
    Chapter 23 (4% in)
  • His bright particular manicure girl was engaged.
    Chapter 24 (42% in)
  • I ain't engaged till next week."
    Chapter 25 (46% in)
  • "Tell you how I figure it: A little opposition is good for all of us, so a fellow, especially if he's a business man and engaged in doing the work of the world, ought to be liberal."
    Chapter 26 (23% in)
  • Verona and Kenneth Escott appeared really to be engaged.
    Chapter 26 (80% in)
  • Kenneth Escott was there, admittedly engaged to Verona.
    Chapter 29 (13% in)

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