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preoccupied
used in Lonesome Dove

3 uses
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Definition
busy thinking about or doing something so that other things are not noticed or done
  • She had been aware of his preoccupations, whereas he had had no inkling of her intentions.
    Chapters 44-45 (42% in)
  • He was preoccupied and made such a sloppy job of it that Louisa burst out laughing.
    Chapters 36-37 (97% in)
  • Augustus regretted that his preoccupation with the arrows had made him so lax that he had failed to protect the horses.
    Chapters 93-94 (41% in)

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