from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state of being engaged, or seriously and earnestly occupied; zeal; animation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The state of being deeply interested; earnestness; zeal.
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- noun The state of being deeply
interested; earnestness; zeal.
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Such an apt portrayal of the engagedness of our "intelligensia" with the real world they have escaped but at the same time destroy.
But they somehow managed to look separate from the scene, as though the worry and weariness and day-to-day engagedness of the subway ride touched upon them not at all; and yet the way they were openly looking at the rest of us was avid, proprietary, amused, almost too knowing ...
As my bodily strength returned, my engagedness of soul returned; also, my impressions to call upon my fellow-creatures to turn to God.
But again I was bro't to mourn for my sins and backslidings and renew my engagedness: and finally applied to our preacher, old Dr. Hall; was examined as to my exercise and experience, and admitted to the communion-table.
The Biography of Elder David Purviance, with His Memoirs: Containing His Views on Baptism, the Divinity of Christ, and the Atonement. Written by Himself: with an Appendix; Giving Biographical Sketches of Elders John Hardy, Reuben Dooly, William Dye, Thos. Kyle, George Shidler, William Kinkade, Thomas Adams, Samuel Kyle, and Nathan Worley. Together with a Historical Sketch of the Great Kentucky Revival
After visiting and praying with a man, who had been dangerously injured by a fall from his horse, he went home with a Mr. John Andrew, of whose engagedness in religion he speaks warmly.
Page 191 her air of devotion in prayer, showed an engagedness that comported not with vanity.
The publisher of “An account of the first planting of the colony of Georgia,”  speaking of his engagedness in this noble cause, says, “This was an instance of generosity and public spirit, and an enterprise of fatigue as Well as of danger, which few ages or nations can boast.”
For a woman professing godliness, to attempt, frequently, to have religious meetings conducted at her house, while her husband is pursuing a course that must interrupt their solemnity and order, would be no proof of sincere and humble engagedness in the cause.
On Tuesday night, especially the latter part of it, I felt a great earnestness of soul and engagedness in seeking God for the town, that religion might now revive, and that God would bless Mr. Buell to that end.
They were accompanied with a lively sense of the greatness of God, and her own littleness and vileness; and had abiding effects, in the increase of the sweetness, rest and humility, which they left upon the soul, and in a new engagedness of heart to live to the honour of God, and to watch and fight against sin.