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The Hound of the Baskervilles
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preoccupied
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The Hound of the Baskervilles
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  • I had observed some newspaper comment at the time, but I was exceedingly preoccupied by that little affair of the Vatican cameos, and in my anxiety to oblige the Pope I lost touch with several interesting English cases.
  • However, the man is fortunately rather deaf, and he was entirely preoccupied in that which he was doing.
  • I prayed, as I walked back along the gray, lonely road, that my friend might soon be freed from his preoccupations and able to come down to take this heavy burden of responsibility from my shoulders.

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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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