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engrossed
used in The Magic Mountain

4 uses
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Definition
with all attention focused
  • She asked something, directing her question to Joachim, even though he was still engrossed in his magazine and Hans Castorp was sitting there doing nothing at all.
    5.2 - My God, I See It! (52% in)
  • ...walk and the discussion; and, whether, like Naphta and Settembrini, they participated more actively or merely followed the conversation and broke in with only brief remarks, they were all so avidly involved that they often forgot where they were and stopped to form a deeply engrossed, gesticulating group, all speaking at once and blocking the walkway, unconcerned about strangers who had to detour around them or stopped to lend an ear, listening in astonishment to such extravagant talk.
    6.6 - Operationes Spirituales (33% in)
  • And the three relatives were soon lying in their rooms, doors open to the fresh air of the Alpine summer night, each lost in her or his thoughts—Hans Castorp engrossed chiefly in the news that Frau Chauchat was expected to return before another six months had passed.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (17% in)
  • He was bent over, engrossed in the problem of the red stains on the sheets.
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (82% in)

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