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engage
used in The Lords of Discipline

16 uses
  • But all along the ranks the companies engaged in secret interior dialogues.
    Chapter 4.44 (41% in)
  • Then I should become a hopeless alcoholic, chain a maiden aunt in an attic, engage in deviant sexual behavior with polo ponies, and talk like I was part British and part Negro.
    Chapter 1.2 (27% in)
  • Since I was born a McLean and not a St. Croix, I was not tormented by the formidable demons of the city that cried out in disengaged voices for conformity from its sons and daughters.
    Chapter 1.2 (93% in)
  • The General had never retreated in his entire career nor had he lost a single battle in which his troops engaged the enemy.
    Chapter 1.5 (89% in)
  • But in the committed, engaged milieu of the Institute, my decision not to enter the military was looked upon with alarm by both cadets and the administration.
    Chapter 1.10 (17% in)
  • Their voices seemed to come from everywhere, from nowhere, disembodied, disengaged.
    Chapter 2.16 (79% in)
  • But from that night on, the year was marked with a curious inevitability, as though we were all engaged in an amazing and irresistible game.
    Chapter 3.22 (99% in)
  • A long sea chase ensued, with Charlestonians, armed with harpoons, taking to the river in tugs and smaller boats to engage the disoriented mammal.
    Chapter 3.26 (18% in)
  • I would, sir, because I would engage in a footrace before we began fighting.
    Chapter 3.27 (87% in)
  • I should have known better than to engage the Irish swine in a battle of words.
    Chapter 3.27 (89% in)
  • They're hung over from a frat party and an all-night sexual orgy that started while you were engaged in a sweat party on third division.
    Chapter 3.30 (10% in)
  • Though we did not know it then, we were engaged in one of those games that would become legendary in the barracks.
    Chapter 3.30 (63% in)
  • He was engaged to a girl from Converse whose father owned a large department store in Spartanburg.
    Chapter 4.36 (2% in)
  • Once he looked up and saw me watching him, but I quickly diverted my eyes to a point above his gaze, as though I were engaged in some indissoluble dilemma of the law myself.
    Chapter 4.36 (21% in)
  • For three years I had resisted all temptations to engage in the services and rituals of the plebe system.
    Chapter 4.36 (88% in)
  • When I mentioned the Bear I saw a change come into Cain's flat, disengaged expression.
    Chapter 4.39 (35% in)

There are no more uses of "engage" in The Lords of Discipline.

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