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engrossed -- as in: engrossed in the book
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Hard Times
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  • Soon after this discovery, he became more thoughtful than usual for several days, and seemed much engrossed by one subject.
  • The answer was so long in coming, though there was no indecision in it, that Tom went and leaned on the back of her chair, to contemplate the fire which so engrossed her, from her point of view, and see what he could make of it.

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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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