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preoccupied
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Gone with the Wind
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  • Ellen was thin and preoccupied now and on her feet from morning until long after the plantation was asleep.
  • Scarlett turned away from Mammy with studied nonchalance, thankful that her face had been unnoticed in Mammy’s preoccupation with the matter of the shawl.
  • Uncle Peter, preoccupied with the conversation behind him, had driven past the Merriwether carriage block and he backed up the horse.
  • He looked as if he had not a care in the world and that in itself was startling these days, when other men wore such worried, preoccupied, grim looks.
  • The town wore a preoccupied look, for no matter what occupied their hands, all were listening, listening, their hearts leaping suddenly a hundred times a day.
  • He was sober and quiet and preoccupied.
  • For some time after Bonnie’s death she had been too angry with him, too preoccupied with her own grief to do more than speak politely in front of the servants.
  • Somehow she had never given his looks a thought before, and in Atlanta everyone had been too preoccupied with his shortcomings ever to talk about his appearance.

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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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