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engrossed -- as in: engrossed in the book
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  • She had been engrossing Sir James.
  • Of late he had begun to feel that these qualities were a peculiar possession for himself, and he wanted to engross them.
  • "Especially when she has great attractions, and her parents see much company," said Mrs. Bulstrode "Gentlemen pay her attention, and engross her all to themselves, for the mere pleasure of the moment, and that drives off others.

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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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