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preoccupied
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Metamorphosis
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  • The family was totally preoccupied with the violin playing; at first, the three gentlemen had put their hands in their pockets and come up far too close behind the music stand to look at all the notes being played, and they must have disturbed Gregor’s sister, but soon, in contrast with the family, they withdrew back to the window with their heads sunk and talking to each other at half volume, and they stayed by the window while Gregor’s father observed them anxiously.

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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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