Usage examples for occupies

  1. When the enemy occupies the citadel, it's proper to surrender. – The Amazing Marriage, v3 by George Meredith Edition: 10 Language: English
  2. Her beloved image occupies the most sacred place in the shrine of my memory. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. Still, there remains something to be said about Michelangelo as poet, and about the place he occupies as poet in Italian literature. – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds
  4. Life for life was their motto, and many had been their deeds of cruelty and bloodshed in seeking that revenge which occupies so large a place in the savage Indian's heart. – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young
  5. I am now about to convert the water into steam, for the purpose of shewing to you the different volumes which water occupies in its different states of water and steam. – The Chemical History Of A Candle by Michael Faraday
  6. It occupies a two- story building covering nearly half an ordinary block. – Norwegian Life by Ethlyn T. Clough
  7. The lake occupies an extent of thirty leagues, and I greatly admired this fine sheet of water, bounded in the distance by mountains of fantastic forms. – Adventures in the Philippine Islands by Paul P. de La Gironière
  8. Thus the physical objective occupies a sharply defined position in warfare, in that it establishes the physical basis of the objective and indicates the geographical direction of the effort. – Sound Military Decision by U.s. Naval War College
  9. The farm he now occupies formed a part of our U. E. grant. – Roughing it in the Bush by Susanna Moodie
  10. A great fireplace, faced with quaint Dutch tiles, occupies one corner; and on the narrow mantel above, resting against a beautiful old mirror, is the Warner coat of arms. – Historic Homes by Mary H. Northend
  11. Now it occupies several buildings, including and adjoining that first one, and a great new structure is planned. – Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell
  12. This idea occupies them for some days through many delightful walks and talks with Hogg. – Mrs. Shelley by Lucy M. Rossetti
  13. Sometimes it runs under one bank, sometimes under the opposite, and again, at other places the water occupies the mid- channel. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  14. A spacious table of dark wood occupies the centre of this spacious room, having four or five antique chairs with tall backs ranged beside it. – The Story of Malta by Maturin M. Ballou
  15. It occupies a large space of ground, I do not know how much, but it is a very extensive building. – Life in the Grey Nunnery at Montreal by Sarah J Richardson
  16. For its introduction of French words, this work occupies a prominent place in the development of the English language. – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  17. He spoke for five hours, but in the printed report his speech occupies only three pages more than that of Mr. Mason in the court below. – Daniel Webster by Henry Cabot Lodge
  18. It was delivered by a stranger to the hall- porter of the building where Mr. Froelich occupies a flat. – War-time Silhouettes by Stephen Hudson
  19. This is a direction of its power little heeded by its historians; its earthly side occupies almost all their care. – What's Mine's Mine by George MacDonald
  20. The cooking stove is located in the main room of the restaurant, and it is placed in such a strategic manner that it occupies about all the space that is not already occupied by a table, a bench, and two chairs. – Last Words by Stephen Crane