To add to the theatricality, actors are engaged to entertain guests with performances of the most offending passages.
Under the new law, “active” Muslim and unmarried males may be subject to 100 lashes so long as they are not engaged in rape.
Britney Spears has a great new job, is engaged, and is now free of Sam Lutfi.
IAEA chief Yukiya Amano said in the statement: “We engaged in a constructive spirit, but no agreement was reached.”
Then she and Gov. David Paterson engaged in a lethal duel of a thousand cuts by leak.
During this service, the most perilous action occurred in which he was ever engaged.
For anything we know, these young ladies may both be attached and engaged.
Caroline herself had engaged his services in the case, and he was faithful.
Thank you,” said Hester: “we would come with great pleasure, but that we are engaged.
"It's the mother of the maid I have engaged," said M. Grimaldi.
early 15c., "to pledge," from Middle French engagier, from Old French en gage "under pledge," from en "make" + gage "pledge," through Frankish from Proto-Germanic *wadiare "pledge" (see wed).
It shows the common evolution of Germanic -w- to French -g-; cf. Guillaume from Wilhelm). Meaning "attract the attention of" is from 1640s; that of "employ" is from 1640s, from notion of "binding as by a pledge." Specific sense of "promise to marry" is 1610s (implied in engaged).