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Henry IV, Part 2
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engrossed -- as in: engrossed in the book
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Henry IV, Part 2
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  • For this the foolish over-careful fathers Have broke their sleep with thoughts, their brains with care, Their bones with industry; For this they have engross’d and piled up The canker’d heaps of strange-achieved gold; For this they have been thoughtful to invest Their sons with arts and martial exercises; When, like the bee, tolling from every flower The virtuous sweets, Our thighs pack’d with wax, our mouths with honey, We bring it to the hive, and, like the bees, Are murdered for ourů

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  • She was so engrossed in her conversation, she didn’t realize the bell had rung.
  • he was growing quite inattentive to other people, and wholly engrossed by her.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice

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