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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of engross.

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  • Yes, well, and if a tumble distorts our ideas of life, and an odd word engrosses our speculations, we are poor creatures, he addressed another friend, from whom he stood constitutionally in dissent naming him

    One of Our Conquerors — Complete

  • Yes, well, and if a tumble distorts our ideas of life, and an odd word engrosses our speculations, we are poor creatures, he addressed another friend, from whom he stood constitutionally in dissent naming him Colney; and under pressure of the name, reviving old wrangles between them upon man's present achievements and his probable destinies: especially upon

    One of Our Conquerors — Volume 1

  • When I do find a book that engages me and engrosses me, I become a die-hard fanatic for it, recommending it to anyone who will listen.

    Roxanne Coady: The Red Carpet Season for Books

  • While the premise and story seems initially compelling, the plot soon spirals out of control into the completely far-fetched, with the video clips featuring over the top acting that more disengages the reader from the book than engrosses them.

    “Level 26: Dark Origins” by Anthony E. Zuiker with Duane Swierczynski (Dutton, 2009) « The BookBanter Blog

  • We are speaking of Thoreau's case for calluses on writers: "I find incessant labor with the hands, which engrosses the attention also, the best method to remove palaver out of one's style."

    Christopher Lydon: Damion Searls: A Thoreau Journal for Writers & Moderns (AUDIO)

  • The Client List — in which Love plays a mother-turned-hooker inspired by a true story, of course — may not be as deep as, say, Temple Grandin or as masterful as The Pillars of the Earth, but it's a fun, entertaining Lifetime flick that engrosses you on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

    Golden Globe Surprises and Snubs: Did Your Favorite Show Get Left Out?

  • And occasionally, I still find a novel that engrosses me completely, a novel like Haruki Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (but, I have to admit, I read that book almost a decade ago).

    Outside of a dog...

  • “The business of this committee engrosses my whole time & increases daily,” Morris wrote to Jay.

    Robert Morris

  • Three months later, he wrote to John Langdon that his congressional duty “engrosses so much time I cannot attend my own business.”

    Robert Morris

  • She answered gently: "I have seen your nobler aspirations fall off one by one, until the master-passion, Gain, engrosses you."

    Jesse Kornbluth: Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol

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