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  • He was also preoccupied throughout his life with the state of his health.
  • On his return he became preoccupied with social work, education in particular.
  • This was most likely because the western half of the empire was preoccupied with civil war.
  • However, she soon becomes preoccupied with another missing persons case from about the same time.
  • He cannot focus for he is preoccupied with the thought of a visit later that day.
  • She is also preoccupied with death and dying on a more general level.
  • They would have met with young locals preoccupied with building up their own living conditions.
  • He thus became preoccupied with the world outside and with nature.
  • As a result much of the literature on state-building is preoccupied with post conflict issues.
  • He was deeply preoccupied when his sister went missing in the sea during a storm.
  • They're preoccupied with how they're going to change the artistic culture.
  • After the birth of his son, Louis was often preoccupied with the education of his son.
  • During the late 1970s and the 1980s he became preoccupied with trade theory and policy.
  • It will then be his image that will preoccupy the arts. Cited from The Life of Reason, by George Santayana
  • Something seemed to be preoccupying him; he went to his chair in a mechanical way. Cited from The Unclassed, by George Gissing
  • This is true, even when men are largely preoccupied with the mere struggle for existence. Cited from The Moral Economy, by Ralph Barton Perry
  • The foundation of this monastery preoccupied him through much of his life.
  • He kept up his walk, oddly preoccupied and still not looking at her. Cited from The Finer Grain, by Henry James
  • The government took no action, being preoccupied with other matters.
  • In art, vanity has long been represented as a woman preoccupied with her beauty.
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Words starting with preoccupy

Meaning of preoccupy

  • verb Engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively
    His work preoccupies him, The matter preoccupies her completely--she cannot think of anything else
  • verb Occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance
    the army preoccupied the hills