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Meaning of Engaged

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The Red Headed League, Arthur Conan Doyle, 1892
The following is an excerpt from the short story, The Red Headed League, a Sherlock Holmes mystery.

Doyle, Arthur Conan. "The Red-Headed League." Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. New York and London: Harper & Bros., 1892. N. pag. WorldCat [OCLC]. Web. 26 Mar. 2016.

The word "engaged" in line 10 most nearly means

A

soon to be married.

B

otherwise occupied.

C

interested.

D

frustrated.