toggle menu
1000+ books
Go to Book

used in The Iceman Cometh

6 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
busy thinking about or doing something so that other things are not noticed or done
  • HOPE—(preoccupied with his own thoughts) Eh?
    Act 1 (50% in)
  • They are trying to act up in the spirit of the occasion but there is something forced about their manner, an undercurrent of nervous irritation and preoccupation.
    Act 2 (3% in)
  • ROCKY—(breaks in with his own preoccupation) I don't give a damn what happened to Hickey, but I know what's gonna happen if he don't watch his step.
    Act 2 (21% in)
  • PARRITT—(speaks up from his own preoccupation—strangely) You know better than that, Larry.
    Act 3 (14% in)
  • Larry is deep in his own bitter preoccupation and hasn't listened to him.
    Act 3 (19% in)
  • The group at right hear it but are too preoccupied with drinks to pay much attention.
    Act 4 (96% in)

There are no more uses of "preoccupied" in The Iceman Cometh.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list —®