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  • Even Rogojin entered rather cautiously at the head of his troop; but he was evidently preoccupied.
  • But the disagreeable impression remained, and without this, the prince was sad and thoughtful already, and seemed to be much preoccupied.
  • He was on his way out, with an expression of determination on his face, and of preoccupation and worry also.
  • His preoccupation was caused by something different.
  • "Do you cut your pages with it, or what?" asked Muishkin, still rather absently, as though unable to throw off a deep preoccupation into which the conversation had thrown him.
  • He was decidedly preoccupied and a little disturbed as they all started off.
  • I could not bear to see all those preoccupied, anxious-looking creatures continuously surging along the streets past me!
  • His healthy appearance, good colour, sound, though discoloured teeth, sturdy figure, preoccupied air during business hours, and jolly good humour during his game at cards in the evening, all bore witness to his success in life, and combined to make existence a bed of roses to his excellency.
  • All these days Colia had been in a state of great mental preoccupation.
  • Vera was about to follow her, but returned and approached the prince with a preoccupied air.
  • He looked preoccupied and most unusually dignified.
  • The general sat still with a most preoccupied air.
  • Lizabetha Prokofievna had liked it also, but was too preoccupied to take much notice.

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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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