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preoccupied
used in Black Like Me

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Definition
busy thinking about or doing something so that other things are not noticed or done
  • My greatest preoccupation was that moment of transition when I would "pass over."
  • I was sleepy, I was preoccupied with the magnificent music and I was trying to read while P. D. talked—a long, immensely funny monologue, punctuated every five minutes by: "Well, I'll shut up now and let you concentrate on that.
  • He went through the motions of courteous research, but he could not hide his real preoccupation.
  • To live in a world where men do not love, where they cheat and are callous, is to sink into a preoccupation with death, and to see the futility of anything except virtue.

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