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preoccupied
used in The Poisonwood Bible

3 uses
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Definition
busy thinking about or doing something so that other things are not noticed or done
  • The hope-chest program didn't last long as our main preoccupation.
    Book 2 — Revelation (68% in)
  • While my husband's intentions crystallized as rock salt, and while I preoccupied myself with private survival, the Congo breathed behind the curtain of forest, preparing to roll over us like a river.
    Book 2 — Revelation (13% in)
  • It was very strange to hear the voices of our own family members coming from the tree branches, as if we'd been transformed into flying spirits of a type preoccupied with peanuts, bananas, and common phrases of greeting.
    Book 2 — Revelation (66% in)

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