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engage
used in Atonement

5 uses
  • There was such friendliness and charm in his eyes, such boyish eagerness to engage her, that she could only go along.
    Part 3 (37% in)
  • But Briony, engaged in a shrill response to her brother's suggestion, writhed in his arms and turned her face from her sister and half buried it in Leon's jacket.
    Part 1 (59% in)
  • Lola disengaged from her aunt and wiped her face with her napkin.
    Part 1 (75% in)
  • Protective worrying, engaging with another's mind as one entered it, taking the dominant role as one guided an-other's fate, was hardly mental freedom.
    Part 1 (84% in)
  • It was a signal for a new stage, a new level of engagement.
    Part 2 (81% in)

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