Related to Engagedness: engagement


n.1.The state of being deeply interested; earnestness; zeal.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Here again, we see Lassner making a persuasive case for the political engagedness and truth-telling stance of her (post)colonial female author.
By May, this "engagedness of spirit about things of religion" had "become very general amongst [the] young people and children, and religious subjects almost wholly took up their conversation." (19)
In his opinion, their decision to divulge Munson's radical background was prejudicial and inflammatory, particularly when voiced in a forum where regional clergymen were debating the fortunes of West Suffield--"a certain neighborhood, famed for extraordinary warmth and engagedness of spirit in a public religious controversy, wherein the whole land have been so divided." Partisan smear tactics, Edwards concluded, merely fueled the "exorbitant despotic power" of revival opposers and further aggravated the general spirit of rancor that had gripped the Connecticut Valley.