Ramsay Crooks, a young man, a native of Scotland, who had served under the Northwest Company, and been engaged
in trading expeditions upon his individual account, among the tribes of the Missouri.
What right had he to come among us with affection and faith engaged
, and with manners so very disengaged?
For Dudley Pickering, in the first moment of their meeting, had recognized Bill as the man who had been lurking in the grounds and peering in at the window, the man at whom on the night when he had become engaged to Claire he had shouted 'Hi!'
'It's all over now; but I used to be engaged to him.'
It is a peculiarity among these people, that, when engaged
in an employment, they always make a prodigious fuss about it.
Nelly, kneeling down beside the box, was soon busily engaged
in her task, and accomplishing it to a miracle.
In this calm kind of way, with very little interest on either side, they continued to talk, both of them out of spirits, and the thoughts of both engaged
And the examples of many men of the highest genius, who had, in former times, engaged
in this inquiry, but, as appeared to me, without success, led me to imagine it to be a work of so much difficulty, that I would not perhaps have ventured on it so soon had I not heard it currently rumored that I had already completed the inquiry.
I fell beside a huge monster who was engaged
with three antagonists, and as I glanced at his fierce face, filled with the light of battle, I recognized Tars Tarkas the Thark.
In fact, that honest squire, happening, in his afternoon's walk with some company, to pass through the field where the bloody battle was fought, and having concluded, from seeing three men engaged
, that two of them must be on a side, he hastened from his companions, and with more gallantry than policy, espoused the cause of the weaker party.
I first became acquainted with him on board a whale vessel; finding that he was unemployed in this city, I easily engaged
him to assist in my enterprise.
She read a letter from her sister, who was away in the East, and who had engaged
herself to be married.
I happened to be at that moment engaged
in putting the case pathetically to our gifted Magdalen.
A Billiard-maker, whose skill was immense, Might perhaps have won more than his share-- But a Banker, engaged
at enormous expense, Had the whole of their cash in his care.
There be monks in Russia, for penance, that will sit a whole night in a vessel of water, till they be engaged
with hard ice.