Engrossed sentence example

engrossed
  • Carmen and Felipa were engrossed in feeding the twins.
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  • He was examining the plan, evidently engrossed in his own ideas.
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  • Engrossed in discussion, the two men didn't notice her cross the kitchen to the entrance.
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  • For the first six years of Edward's reign the two Geraldine earls engrossed official power.
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  • Pierre, evidently engrossed in thought, could not at first understand him.
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  • In the next year (16 B.C.), however, Augustus was suddenly called away from Rome to deal with a problem which engrossed much of his attention for the next twenty-five years.
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  • Alembert persisted in his refusal, and the letter of Catherine was ordered to be engrossed in the minutes of the French Academy.
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  • But, though Suffolk was gone, Somerset yet survived, and their partisans still engrossed the confidence of the king.
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  • However, she said nothing in deference to Edith Shipton's son who remained engrossed with his puzzle.
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  • The problems of empire engrossed him, and a new enthusiasm for imperial projects arose in the Unionist party under his inspiration.
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  • The conclave was remarkably free from political influences, the attention of Europe being at the time engrossed by the presence of a Russian army at the gates of Constantinople.
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  • Moreover, his whole attention was engrossed by watching the family circle--separated from all else-- formed by the men in the battery.
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  • Princess Mary, evidently engrossed by her thoughts, was crossing herself for the last time before leaving the church.
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  • He was totally engrossed in games with a threadbare and rather pathetic looking little beanbag which had just the one eye.
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  • Each reader is deeply engrossed in a science fiction novel.
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  • You may spend hours on it engrossed on many addicting titles.
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  • Everyone was thoroughly engrossed in not looking like they were watching.
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  • In all these schemes Alexander took a keen personal interest; but his enthusiasm was soon cooled by practical difficulties, and his attention became more and more engrossed by foreign affairs.
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  • Their attention span allows them to stay engrossed in a game for 30 to 45 minutes.
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  • Once I start drawing the first lines of my sketches I become completely engrossed in my subject.
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  • One woman, engrossed in her pancakes, forgot the time until she heard the church bells calling everyone to the shriving service.
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  • However, researchers report that younger children often become engrossed in their activities and thus are relatively unaffected by the presence of an observer.
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  • He is engrossed by books on tape and understands a concept after hearing it only once or twice.
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  • Despite failing to wow his music teachers, Elvis became more and more engrossed in music, especially Memphis' thriving blues scene centered on the now legendary Beale Street.
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  • These strategies aren't really FarmVille cheat codes per se - but to a player who is engrossed in playing the game "fairly", they may seem like cheating.
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  • In so far as these had other causes than the Anglo-Saxon love of faction, they were due to the formation by the loyalists, their descendants and hangers-on of a clique who more and more engrossed political and social power.
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  • These four busy years of Swift's London life had not been entirely engrossed by politics.
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  • Buy Sly 3 because it's just plain fun and you be engrossed by the dialogue and gameplay.
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  • He is very engrossed in his work and worries a lot about completing his projects.
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  • He may not even be aware of what he is doing, and you may not notice it either if you are engrossed in conversation with him.
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  • If fiction, was it a story you were engrossed in?
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  • Whether you're a Star Trek enthusiast or just a passing fan, starship blueprints of the many vessels throughout the series can really help you feel more engrossed in the plot and fascinated by the storyline.
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  • The necessity of christianizing his heathen kingdom by force of arms engrossed all the energies of Stephen and compelled him to adopt a pacific policy towards the emperors of the East and West.
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  • The loss of sleep to a person of Newton's temperament, whose mind was never fiat rest, and at times so wholly engrossed in his scientific pursuits that he even neglected to take food, must necessarily have led to a very great deal of nervous excitability.
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  • From 1875 to 1881, when not too much engrossed in more pressing affairs, his governments turned their attention to the reorganization of the finances, the resumption of payment of part of the debt coupon, and the consolidation of the colonial and imperial floating debts.
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  • Prince Andrew was in command of a regiment, and the management of that regiment, the welfare of the men and the necessity of receiving and giving orders, engrossed him.
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  • Taking the states as a whole, agrarian legislation has been the most important subject that has engrossed the attention of their parliaments, and every state has been more or less engaged in tinkering with its land laws.
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  • From the grammar-school (Johanneum) he passed to the gymnasium, where the study of Plato appears especially to have engrossed him.
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  • The exact delimitation of inorganic and organic chemistry engrossed many minds for many years; and on this point there existed considerable divergence of opinion for several decades.
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  • Much of his attention must have been engrossed by the work of administration, carried on without the help of those elaborate institutions, judicial and financial, which were perfected by Henry I.
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  • According to Ferishta, the Persian historian, these kingdoms engrossed in 1398 all the hills of Gondwana and adjacent countries, and were of great wealth and power.
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  • The years in which Westcott, Lightfoot and Hort could thus meet frequently and naturally for the discussion of the work in which they were all three so deeply engrossed formed a happy and privileged period in their lives.
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  • Bella ud-Din observed that the whole soul of the monarch was engrossed by the war which he was then engaged in waging against the enemies of the faith, and saw that the only mode of acquiring his favour was by urging him to its vigorous prosecution.
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  • Henceforward, and for many years, the companies engrossed political and municipal power in the city of London.
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  • The capitalists gradually assumed the lead in the various societies, the richer members engrossed the power and the companies tended to become hereditary and exclusive.
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  • Questions of physical geography and engineering engrossed him as much as ever.
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  • Here the object of the insurgents was in most cases to break down the local oligarchy, who engrossed all municipal office and oppressed the meaner citizens; but in less numerous instances their end was to win charters from lords (almost always ecclesiastical lords) who had hitherto refused to grant them.
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  • He soon, however, became entirely engrossed with colonial affairs, and, having impressed John Stuart Mill, Colonel Torrens and other leading economists with the value of his ideas, became a leading though not a conspicuous manager of the South Australian Company, by which the colony of South Australia was ultimately founded.
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  • His passion for the stage completely engrossed him; he tried his hand both at dramatic criticism and at dramatic authorship. His first dramatic piece, Lethe, or Aesop in the Shades, which he was thirty-seven years later to read from a splendidly bound transcript to King George III.
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  • No sooner did copies of the book reach Paris than he found himself shunned by his former associates, and though he was himself so little conscious of disloyalty that he was forward to present a manuscript copy " engrossed in vellum in a marvellous fair hand" 3 to the young king of the Scots (who, after the defeat at Worcester, escaped to Paris about the end of October), he was denied the royal presence when he sought it shortly afterwards.
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  • The French Revolution, in which all Europe was engrossed, was in Goethe's eyes only another proof that the passing of the old regime meant the abrogation of all law and order, and he gave voice to his antagonism to the new democratic principles in the dramas Der Grosskophta (1792), Der Burgergeneral (1793), and in the unfinished fragments Die Aufgeregten and Das Miidchen von Oberkirch.
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  • In 1363, in answer to a remonstrance against the mischief caused by "the merchants called grocers who engrossed all manner of merchandize vendable, and who suddenly raised the prices of such merchandize within the realm," it was enacted "that all artificers and people of mysteries shall each choose his own mystery 1 before next Candlemas, and that, having so chosen it, he shall henceforth use no other."
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  • She repelled all attempts of the young men of her acquaintance to win her favour; and while active in the performance of her duties, and apparently finding her life quite congenial, inwardly she was engrossed with thoughts reaching far beyond the circle of her daily concerns.
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  • For some time he engrossed the general attention, and Anna Pavlovna felt that the novelty she had served up was received with pleasure by all her visitors.
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  • During the first weeks of his stay in Petersburg Prince Andrew felt the whole trend of thought he had formed during his life of seclusion quite overshadowed by the trifling cares that engrossed him in that city.
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