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engrossed -- as in: engrossed in the book
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Gone with the Wind
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  • She thanked God that everyone, Melly and Pitty included, had been too engrossed in her own worries that morning to notice her conduct.
  • For the past year, she had been so engrossed in her own woes, so bored by any mention of war, she did not know that from the minute the fighting first began, Atlanta had been transformed.
  • She had been so engrossed with the job of making Tara produce she had paid little heed to what was going on in the world outside.
  • So engrossed had they been in their gossip that they had not heard her light tread and now, confronted by their hostess, they looked like whispering schoolgirls caught by a teacher.

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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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