But to meet this threat, we don't need to send tens of thousands of our sons and daughters abroad, or occupy other nations.
I heard the helicopters in the middle of the night hovering over lower Manhattan as the eviction of occupy Wall Street occurred.
In fact, the trial of nine other members of occupy Pedophilia is scheduled for next month.
The Tea Party was weighed down by the birther movement, and occupy Wall Street has gotten looped in with hippie culture.
The entire nation has been openly discussing that subject ever since the occupy Wall Street dude walked into a public park.
There was certainly confusion enough there to occupy his thoughts.
He decided, too, that he could think better with something mechanical to occupy his hands.
Third, was he sufficiently enamoured of it to occupy it on a long lease?
He tried to recall some forgotten detail of the business that might serve to occupy him.
Besides these helpless ones, there are many sick soldiers to occupy the wagons.
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.