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preoccupied
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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preoccupied
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • But at the moment he had other things to preoccupy him.
  • He had sat silent against the wall, jostled by dirty bodies, too preoccupied by fear and the pain in his belly to take much interest in his surroundings, but still noticing the astonishing difference in demeanour between the Party prisoners and the others.

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  • The matter preoccupies her completely—she cannot think of anything else
  • got no help from his wife who was preoccupied with the children

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