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engrossed -- as in: engrossed in the book
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Anna Karenina
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  • You see, I’m engrossed with business!
  • Anna, wholly engrossed as she was with the race, became aware of her husband’s cold eyes fixed upon her from one side.
  • Bitter as it was for the princess to see the unhappiness of her eldest daughter, Dolly, on the point of leaving her husband, her anxiety over the decision of her youngest daughter’s fate engrossed all her feelings.
  • When they came out of the woods, all his attention was engrossed by the view of the fallow land on the upland, in parts yellow with grass, in parts trampled and checkered with furrows, in parts dotted with ridges of dung, and in parts even ploughed.
  • Later on he had been engrossed in other questions, and had simply forgotten the Board of Irrigation.
  • But his cherished scheme only engrossed him the more.
  • But Vronsky was startled and annoyed by the nervous irascibility with which Golenishtchev talked of the subject that engrossed him.
  • Then the long delay began to be positively discomforting, and relations and guests tried to look as if they were not thinking of the bridegroom but were engrossed in conversation.
  • These matters, together with the management of the land still left on his hands, and the indoor work over his book, so engrossed Levin the whole summer that he scarcely ever went out shooting.
  • His whole time now was engrossed by it, so that he could scarcely manage to answer all the letters and appeals addressed to him.
  • She was plunged in these thoughts, which so engrossed her that she left off thinking of her own position, when the carriage drew up at the steps of her house.
  • In the books on political economy—in Mill, for instance, whom he studied first with great ardor, hoping every minute to find an answer to the questions that were engrossing him—he found laws deduced from the condition of land culture in Europe; but he did not see why these laws, which did not apply in Russia, must be general.
  • One fact he had found out since these questions had engrossed his mind, was that he had been quite wrong in supposing from the recollections of the circle of his young days at college, that religion had outlived its day, and that it was now practically non-existent.
  • Although Levin was engrossed at the moment by his ideas about the problem of the land, he wondered, as he heard Sviazhsky: "What is there inside of him?
  • (Levin felt disgusted himself at using such expressions, but ever since he had been engrossed by his work, he had unconsciously come more and more frequently to use words not Russian.

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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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