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9 uses
  • 'I didn't even know Martha wasn't my full sister until after she was engaged to Joe,' Anna told me.
    Book 5 — Cuzak's Boys (64% in)
  • While he was thus engaged, he whistled softly to himself, or teasingly pulled at his half-ear.
    Book 1 — The Shimerdas (77% in)
  • He would need more men, and if it were agreeable to everyone he would engage Ambrosch for the reaping and threshing, as the Shimerdas had no small grain of their own.
    Book 1 — The Shimerdas (95% in)
  • Her voice had a peculiarly engaging quality; it was deep, a little husky, and one always heard the breath vibrating behind it.
    Book 2 — The Hired Girls (30% in)
  • I can remember a score of these country girls who were in service in Black Hawk during the few years I lived there, and I can remember something unusual and engaging about each of them.
    Book 2 — The Hired Girls (50% in)
  • Young farmers who were in town for Saturday came tramping through the yard to the back door to engage dances, or to invite Tony to parties and picnics.
    Book 2 — The Hired Girls (57% in)
  • I guess they're engaged.
    Book 3 — Lena Lingard (30% in)
  • Those formal phrases, the very flower of small-town proprieties, and the flat commonplaces, nearly all hypocritical in their origin, became very funny, very engaging, when they were uttered in Lena's soft voice, with her caressing intonation and arch naivete.
    Book 3 — Lena Lingard (67% in)
  • When I assured him that I had heard her, he pointed out her picture and told me that Vasak had broken her leg, climbing in the Austrian Alps, and would not be able to fill her engagements.
    Book 5 — Cuzak's Boys (73% in)

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