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engage
used in The Brothers Karamazov

13 uses
  • He had another engagement that could not be put off for that same morning, and there was need of haste.
    Epilogue (3% in)
  • The Father Superior is engaged just now.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (4% in)
  • But he seemed almost to be forgotten, and when the elder entered the cell again, he found his guests engaged in eager conversation.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (44% in)
  • How can you break off the engagement if she, your betrothed, doesn't want to?"
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (38% in)
  • Book V. Pro And Contra Chapter I. The Engagement Madame Hohlakov was again the first to meet Alyosha.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (0% in)
  • A counsel is engaged.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (40% in)
  • Instead of a sick man at his last gasp, perhaps unconscious, as he had feared to find him, he saw him sitting up in his chair and, though weak and exhausted, his face was bright and cheerful, he was surrounded by visitors and engaged in a quiet and joyful conversation.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (0% in)
  • She had detested him from the first because he was engaged to Katerina Ivanovna, while she had, for some reason, suddenly conceived the desire that Katerina Ivanovna should throw him over, and marry the "charming, chivalrously refined Ivan, who had such excellent manners."
    Book 8 — Mitya (25% in)
  • When he was engaged in his official duties, he always became extraordinarily grave, as though realizing his position and the sanctity of the obligations laid upon him.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (12% in)
  • He was busily engaged with the prosecutor in examining the coat, the trousers, the waistcoat and the cap; and it was evident that they were both much interested in the scrutiny.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (56% in)
  • "I said just now that I would not venture to touch upon my client's engagement.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (89% in)
  • We are even told what he said while engaged in this strange act.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (95% in)
  • "What will our peasants say now?" said one stout, cross-looking, pock-marked gentleman, a landowner of the neighborhood, approaching a group of gentlemen engaged in conversation.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (98% in)

There are no more uses of "engage" in The Brothers Karamazov.

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