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engrossed
used in Catch-22

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Definition
with all attention focused
  • Four more girls passed through the room in an indolent group, engrossed in conversation; three were barefoot and one wobbled perilously on a pair of unbuckled silver dancing shoes that did not seem to be her own.
    Chapter 23 — Natley's Old Man (20% in)
  • He crushed out both their cigarettes, and they turned into each other wordlessly in an engrossing kiss just as Hungry Joe came meandering into the room without knocking to ask if Yossarian wanted to go out with him to look for girls.
    Chapter 16 — Luciana (61% in)
  • He could engross himself in an inconsequential task for hours without growing restless or bored, as oblivious to fatigue as the stump of a tree, and almost as taciturn.
    Chapter 28 — Dobbs (64% in)

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