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engrossed -- as in: engrossed in the book
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  • He was cut short by the eager attacks of the little boys, clinging to him like an old friend, and declaring he should not go; and being too much engrossed by proposals of carrying them away in his coat pockets, &c.
  • Anne could listen no longer; she could not even have told how the poor Admiral’s complexion escaped; her letter engrossed her.
  • Materials were at hand, on a separate table; he went to it, and nearly turning his back to them all, was engrossed by writing.

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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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