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engrossed

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Definition with all attention focused
  • She was so engrossed in her conversation, she didn't realize the bell had rung.
engrossed = with all attention focused
  • She was so engrossed in a conversation that she didn't see me.
  • engrossed = with all attention focused
  • She's taciturn, but so am I. Is she waiting for me to start something, reveal myself, or is she a believer, engrossed in inner meditation?
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid's Tale
  • engrossed = with all attention focused
  • But Milo was too engrossed in the circus to notice,
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • engrossed = with all attention focused
  • Uncle Willie was engrossed in the Almanac, his nightly reading, and my brother was far away on a raft on the Mississippi.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • engrossed = with all attention focused
  • I have seen your nobler aspirations fall off one by one, until the master-passion, Gain, engrosses you.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • engrosses = absorbs all attention from
  • She went away with the message, and, engrossed with our work, I clean forgot all about him.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • engrossed = with all attention focused
  • So engrossed was she that she had no consciousness of being observed, and one emotion after another crept into her face like objects into a slowly developing picture.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • engrossed = with all attention focused
  • "God, I loved that guy," Dad said, and immediately they were engrossed in a basketball conversation I could not (and did not want to) join, so I took my tulips inside.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • engrossed = with all attention focused
  • All of us were so engrossed in the battle that no one saw a mule wagon halt on the road and a giant man step out.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • engrossed = with all attention focused
  • One bright summer's morning Silas had been more engrossed than usual in "setting up" a new piece of work, an occasion on which his scissors were in requisition.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • engrossed = with all attention focused
  • Winter, spring, and summer passed away during my labours; but I did not watch the blossom or the expanding leaves—sights which before always yielded me supreme delight—so deeply was I engrossed in my occupation.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • engrossed = with all attention focused
  • His mother was not far away in front of him and seemed, at first, quite engrossed in herself, but then she suddenly...
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • engrossed = with all attention focused
  • Marion was acting like she couldn't hear us, engrossed in buffing a pinky nail.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • engrossed = with all attention focused
  • ...which still absorbs the attention and engrosses the energies of the nation,
    Abraham Lincoln  --  Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
  • engrosses = takes all
  • And we become engrossed in it, and sometimes I forget myself and where I am, and I forget how crazy this would seem if someone else from Felling stumbled into the quarry tonight.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • engrossed = with all attention focused
  • They were so engrossed in each other that she didn't see me until I was five feet away.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • engrossed = with all attention focused
  • Engrossed in a mystery, I was startled when the comfortable sounds were shattered by three rapid knocks on the side door.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • engrossed = with all attention focused
  • Dear Sir: By this mail I take pleasure in sending you engrossed copies of the souvenir of the visit of the President to your institution.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • Matching their steps, they padded down the remaining stairs and snuck across the room, never taking their eyes off the engrossed magicians.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr

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