Phrases with "enlisted"

We enlisted Mrs. Wilmington in the cause, and we’ve spent the day working up the Peck sentiment to a fever-heat. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

To procure the evidence of these papers the Countess enlisted the services of Guido, as reliable a scoundrel as she could probably have selected for the commission. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Charles Dickens He appeared to understand correctly all he had read; and whatever fiction had enlisted his sympathy in its belief, had done so keenly and earnestly. American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens [1842]

George Meredith Old friends for me! The joke of it is that Nelson was my man, and yet I went and enlisted in the cavalry. The House on the Beach by George Meredith [1877]

Isabella Bird But in amusing contrast, the coachmen all looked like wild Irishmen enlisted for the occasion, and drove in a standing posture. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Walter Scott They were chiefly veterans who enlisted in this cogs, having the benefit of working at their trades when they were off duty. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

Caffal Halcrow had nothing military in his taste nor disposition, but the thought of separation from his friend was disagreeable; he enlisted in the company in which Madwell was second-lieutenant. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Theodore Dreiser Her eyes brightened, for if there was anything that enlisted her sympathies it was the art of the stage. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

F. Scott Fitzgerald The war broke out and he enlisted as a gob and polished brass in the Charleston Navy-yard for a year. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

H. G. Wells Half their cavalry never cocked leg over horse till it enlisted six months ago. The Land Ironclads by H. G. Wells [1903]

I am no longer a candidate for heaven! I have renounced God’s service, and am enlisted beneath the banners of his Foes. The deed is past recall: Yet were it in my power to go back, I would not. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Willa Cather The first draft was not yet called, and the boys who had rushed off and enlisted were in training camps far away. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

After Michel had been enlisted for a crew and had taken his abode on board for good, Peyrol found it a much easier matter to spend his nights in the lantern-like room at the top of the farmhouse. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

The royal sympathy was naturally enlisted on behalf of the Queen and her Coburg husband, while Palmerston gave his support to the progressive elements in the country. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

Henry James There stirred in his mind an odd feeling of annoyance with Roderick for having thus peremptorily enlisted his sympathies. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Seldom has so bold and skilful a soldier been enlisted in the cause of peace. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

Catherine evinced a child’s annoyance at this neglect; repaid it with contempt, and thus enlisted my informant among her enemies, as securely as if she had done her some great wrong. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

He waited quietly for that appointed quadrille, declining a dance in which Lady Laura would have enlisted him, and keeping a close watch upon Clarissa during the interval. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Apart from the field of high politics, his powerful advocacy was enlisted in favour of almost every practicable scheme of social improvement that came to the front in his time. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

He was proud of his daughter’s beauty and had ambitious plans, I dare say; and he got up Willie’s farm, and “Willie was ruined, and had enlisted and was gone. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Bram Stoker When he was fifteen he made a tour through France. In 1803 he was put in the House of Correction at St. Denis. In 1805 he enlisted as a gunner. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Radclyffe Hall Burton, who had enlisted in the Worcesters soon after Stephen had found work in London, Burton was now back again in Paris, loudly demanding a brand-new motor. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Elizabeth Gaskell The last night of his two hundred mile walk he slept at the little inn at which he had been enlisted nearly two years before. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

Charles Dickens There was no cavalry in Chatham when he limped over the bridge here with half a shoe to his dusty feet, so he enlisted into a regiment of the line, and was glad to get drunk and forget all about it. The Seven Poor Travellers by Charles Dickens [1854]

Ralph Waldo Emerson Meantime, the English Channel was swept, and London threatened by the Dutch fleet, manned too by English sailors, who, having been cheated of their pay for years by the king, enlisted with the enemy. English Traits by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1856]

Gaston Leroux Do you take me for one of your bloodhounds? They say you have them in all classes, but I insist that I haven’t enlisted yet. The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux [1913]

In the Advancement he is the enthusiast for a great cause and a great hope, and all that he has of passion and power is enlisted in the effort to advance it. Bacon by R. W. Church [1884]

Edith Wharton His deepest heart-searchings showed him as sincerely devoted as ever to the cause which had enlisted his youth. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Sigmund Freud It may be said that there is no class of ideas which cannot be enlisted in the representation of sexual facts and wishes. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Benjamin Disraeli It enlisted the feelings of the nation on his side in a struggle with a coterie. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

This man had between two and three hundred persons enlisted under his banners. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

F. Scott Fitzgerald Miss Chambers, who sympathized with Josephine’s misfortune, enlisted her services in entertaining Mr Ernest Waterbury, who was spending a week-end with his aunt. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Willie’s soft heart’s enlisted in the cause. The Planter of Malata by Joseph Conrad [1915]

Radclyffe Hall Anna wrote that she was proud of her people, and intended to pay those who had enlisted half wages. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Jules Verne And then see all the brave men that have enlisted in the service of the good cause. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Her sympathies were more likely to be enlisted in his favour if she knew the actual state of the case. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

George Meredith Of one thing they were sure, and it enlisted them: the gentleman loved the girl. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

James Joyce He felt, too, that he was being enlisted for the fight, that some duty was being laid upon his shoulders. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

When the Duke of Wellington described the British army as “the scum of the earth, enlisted for drink,” he was probably speaking no more than the truth. Democracy in the British Army by George Orwell [1939]

Niccolo Machiavelli The armies of Italy and other places are raised today with these evils, except in Germany, where no one is enlisted by command of the Prince, but according to the wishes of those who want to fight. The Art of War by Niccolo Machiavelli [1520]

Edgar Allan Poe It is strange, too, that he most strongly enlisted my feelings in behalf of the life of a seaman, when he depicted his more terrible moments of suffering and despair. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

If he had not enlisted my sympathies he had done better for himself — he had gone to the very fount and origin of that sentiment he had reached the secret sensibility of my egoism. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

George Borrow So I enlisted into the regiment of the Faith, which was made up of Spaniards, many of them priests who had run out of Spain, and broken Germans, and foot-foundered Irish, like myself. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

In the spring of 1695 he seems to have taken a primary share in determining a measure which for a time divided the Houses of Lords and Commons, and which must have enlisted his warmest sympathies. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

George Gissing Into whatever pleased her or enlisted her sympathies, she threw all the glad energies of her being. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

George Meredith It’s a pity they are not enlisted and drilled to express themselves. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Arthur Conan Doyle If his compatriot enlisted him as an accomplice in her dark plans, it was possible that the three of them might be too many for me. Uncle Jeremy’s Household by Arthur Conan Doyle

F. Scott Fitzgerald He was a handsome, promising boy and Dick devoted much time to him, in the relationship of a sympathetic but exacting officer and respectful enlisted man. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

No pity for anything on earth, including themselves, and death enlisted for good and all in the service of humanity — that’s what I would have liked to see. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Margaret Oliphant I would not, though my feelings are enlisted and though I regret, go so far as to blame it myself. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

To my thinking she enlisted my services only out of pure bravado to preen herself upon how clever she was. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Ford Madox Ford I have not a man in my unit, as far as it’s Canadian or British Columbian, that is not voluntarily enlisted . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Henry James As he had been amused at her intensity, so he was not uplifted by her relief; his interest might in fact have been more enlisted than he allowed. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

But a young man — any man — could have gone to break stones on the roads or something of that kind — or enlisted — or — ” It was very true. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Distrusting his own powers of persuasion, he enlisted the good offices of Barbier, the late partner of the Rue des Marais printing-house, who was a persona grata with the novelist. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Faugh! I cannot catalogue the charms of these gallant gentlemen who had got what they enlisted for. What I Saw of Shiloh by Ambrose Bierce [1881]

Ever since Bacchus enlisted the brain-sick poets among the Satyrs and the Fauns, the sweet muses have usually smelt of wine in the morning. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar