Among them, Sally Kern of Oklahoma occupies a special place.
William Henry Cosby occupies a permanent place in the American pantheon.
It occupies a two-story apartment in central Kiev that resembles a makeshift wartime command center.
As such, the heretofore obscure executive now occupies a place of privilege in the financial elite.
A former actress and model, Bianca Jagger now occupies herself with social- and human-rights advocacy.
Friedland is chiefly remarkable for its old castle, which occupies an imposing situation on a small hill commanding the town.
It is not only Monsieur that occupies himself with Mademoiselle.
Though Russia occupies nearly an eighth of the land on the face of the globe, her population numbers but about seventy millions.
Why, they've got the impudence to assert that he occupies a good position in Paris!
They are generally two hundred in number, each of whom has his palace or inn, which he occupies, with his retinue.
mid-14c., "to take possession of," also "to take up space or time, employ (someone)," irregularly borrowed from Old French occuper "occupy (a person or place), hold, seize" (13c.) or directly from Latin occupare "take over, seize, take into possession, possess, occupy," from ob "over" (see ob-) + intensive form of capere "to grasp, seize" (see capable). The final syllable of the English word is difficult to explain, but it is as old as the record; perhaps from a modification made in Anglo-French. During 16c.-17c. a common euphemism for "have sexual intercourse with" (sense attested from early 15c.), which caused it to fall from polite usage.
"A captaine? Gods light these villaines wil make the word as odious as the word occupy, which was an excellent good worde before it was il sorted." [Doll Tearsheet in "2 Henry IV"]Related: Occupied; occupying.