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used in Gone with the Wind

8 uses
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busy thinking about or doing something so that other things are not noticed or done
  • Ellen was thin and preoccupied now and on her feet from morning until long after the plantation was asleep.
    2.12 (16% in)
  • 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.
    1.2 (9% in)
  • Uncle Peter, preoccupied with the conversation behind him, had driven past the Merriwether carriage block and he backed up the horse.
    2.12 (95% in)
  • 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.
    3.17 (62% in)
  • 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.
    3.18 (2% in)
  • 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.
    5.48 (36% in)
  • He was sober and quiet and preoccupied.
    5.58 (1% in)
  • 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.
    5.60 (16% in)

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