Employ in a sentence

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Definition of Employ

  • To use; to have in service; to cause to be engaged in doing something; -- often followed by in about on, or upon, and sometimes by to; as: To make use of, as an instrument, a means, a material, etc., for a specific purpose; to apply; as, to employ the pen in writing, bricks in building, words and phrases in speaking; to employ the mind; to employ one's energies.
  • To occupy; as, to employ time in study.
  • To have or keep at work; to give employment or occupation to; to intrust with some duty or behest; as, to employ a hundred workmen; to employ an envoy.
  • That which engages or occupies a person; fixed or regular service or business; employment.
  • the state of being employed or having a job
  • put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
  • engage or hire for work

How to use employ in a sentence. Employ pronunciation.

Indeed, I think my country was ashamed to have so improvident a person in its employ.
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It is an answer to my prayer, for the Lord employs the instrumentality of his children to answer prayer, and, when it is necessary, he moves them to it.
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The minister chose to sit up and employ his dark hours in prayer, and reading the promises of God.
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By means of a pretended illness she obtained a reprieve, of which she availed herself to employ every means in her power to obtain a pardon, and finally, after eight months of useless supplications, decided to send her children to Germany to intercede with the Emperor.
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If one might believe the pilots, he always dated his islands back to the misty dawn of river history; and he never used the same island twice; and never did he employ an island that still existed, or give one a name which anybody present was old enough to have heard of before.
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Chiron was no less skilful, he said, in civil than in military affairs; but the Vraibleusians, being very jealous of allowing themselves to be governed by their warriors, the Centaur had lately been out of employ.
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All the manufacturers, who had been working day and night in preparing for the next expedition, were instantly thrown out of employ.
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He said that he had tried to secure from the Trustees a formal "dispensation", either verbal or written, exempting the Moravians entirely from military duty, but they refused to give it, insisting that the Moravians must at least employ two men to represent the two town lots in defense of the country.
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To employ them as missionaries to instruct the Indians would be a reflection on our country, as if it could not furnish a sufficient number of pious men to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
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The greater part of mankind employ their first years to make their last miserable.
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We so willingly slip the collar of command upon any pretence whatever, and are so ready to usurp upon dominion, every one does so naturally aspire to liberty and power, that no utility whatever derived from the wit or valour of those he employs ought to be so dear to a superior as a downright and sincere obedience.
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The reason of which is, because study and contemplation do in some sort withdraw from us our soul, and employ it separately from the body, which is a kind of apprenticeship and a resemblance of death; or, else, because all the wisdom and reasoning in the world do in the end conclude in this point, to teach us not to fear to die.
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According to him, after the gradual disappearance of the Gallo-Roman population, the oxen, the horses, the dogs had returned to the wild state; and it was in the forest that the Breton missionaries had to seek these animals, to employ them anew for domestic use.
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Well, I had been thinking of you the last two or three minutes, and had just come to the conclusion, that to prevent us both feeling occasionally uncomfortably towards each other, having nothing to say, it would be as well to have a standing subject, on which to employ our tongues.
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I had been taking a stroll in the neighbourhood, and was sitting in the dingle in rather a listless manner, scarcely knowing how to employ myself; his coming, therefore, was by no means disagreeable to me.
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Our people when they are in a hobble always like to employ him, though he is somewhat dear.
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I shall not use a similar deceit, nor employ Jasper Petulengro to personate me-so get up, Belle, and I will do my best to fling you down.
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He had thrown away his right to be considered respectable-no one would employ him if they knew he had run away, and still less if they knew he had been "on the tramp" with a boy like Barney.
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The mere hint of a secret governmental employ of gravity satisfied the languid curiosity of the qui hais.
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I will cherish in remembrance the love of man, I will employ myself on the means of effecting good for him, and build my own happiness on the promotion of his.-Volney.
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Examples of Employ

Example #1
Those "instructions" (we used to read a chapter from them every morning, as intellectual gymnastics, and a couple of chapters in Sunday school every Sabbath, for they treated of all subjects under the sun and had much valuable religious matter in them along with the other statistics) those "instructions" commanded that pen-knives, envelopes, pens and writing-paper be furnished the members of the legislature.
Example #2
But the United States never applauded this devotion.
Example #3
How you, _a lady a thousand miles away, could know that I was, and had been for some time, urged by unusual need to pray for succor and worldly support with unwonted fervency, is a matter of more than curious inquiry.
Example #4
This I do with profound gratitude to you for this unselfish and Christ-like deed, and to Him who put it into your heart to do it.
Example #5
Some secret hope of supply pervaded his breast, but when, whence, or by whom, he knew not.
Example #6
His wife, full of grief with her children, retired to her bed.