ingage

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ingage (third-person singular simple present ingages, present participle ingaging, simple past and past participle ingaged)

  1. obsolete spelling of engage
    • 1897, Constance Fenimore Woolson, Stories by American Authors (Volume 4)[1]:
      --Answer was made, She wolde be muche bounden to me if I wolde maintaine y^e Rightes of my Familie, and lett all others from usinge of my propertie, when perceivinge Her to be of a livelie Witt, I went about to ingage her in converse, if onlie so I mighte looke into Her Eyes, wh. were of a coloure suche as I have never seene before, more like to a Pansie, or some such flower, than anything else I can compair with them.
    • 1705, Lady Damaris Masham, Occasional Thoughts in Reference to a Vertuous or Christian life[2]:
      Besides these two Motives, could I need any other to ingage me in the defence of Vertue, I should find yet a very powerful one in that dutiful Affection which I pay, and which every Subject ows to a GOOD PRINCE: Since the QUEEN, I am fully perswaded, would not so much rejoyce in the Accession of great Kingdoms to her Dominions, as to see the People, already happy in Her Government over them, indeavouring to make themselves and one another so, in following the great Example which She sets them of Vertue and Piety.