Usage examples for engaging

  1. This Mr. George Powler was a heavy thick- set man, approaching middle age, with the air of a prosperous merchant, and with a somewhat shy and awkward manner; it seemed to Ida that he looked rather bored as he sat on one of the stiff, uncomfortable chairs, with the mother and daughter " engaging him in conversation," as they would have called it. – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
  2. These problems are engaging our most earnest attention. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various