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preoccupied
used in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

9 uses
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Definition
busy thinking about or doing something so that other things are not noticed or done
  • GEORGE (Seemingly relaxed and preoccupied, never looking): Oh, that's nice.
    2 — Act 2 (94% in)
preoccupied = took up the attention of
  • GEORGE (Preoccupied) I don't want to kiss you, Martha.
    1 — Act 1 (13% in)
  • GEORGE: (Nastily, but he is so preoccupied he hardly notices his own tone) For what?
    1 — Act 1 (48% in)
  • I seem preoccupied with history.
    1 — Act 1 (53% in)
  • (He strikes a pose, his hand over his heart, his head raised, his voice stentorian) "I am preoccupied with history."
    1 — Act 1 (53% in)
  • MARTHA: George is not preoccupied with history...... George is preoccupied with the History Department.
    1 — Act 1 (54% in)
  • MARTHA: George is not preoccupied with history...... George is preoccupied with the History Department.
    1 — Act 1 (54% in)
  • George is preoccupied with the History Department because ....
    1 — Act 1 (54% in)
  • GEORGE (Preoccupied) Martha?
    2 — Act 2 (1% in)

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