How to use Preoccupied in a sentence

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  • Maybe that was what he had been so preoccupied with lately.

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  • Alex continued to be preoccupied with his problem - whatever it was.

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  • I know you've been preoccupied, but everyone else has noticed his interest in you.

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  • Kutuzov seemed preoccupied and did not listen to what the general was saying.

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  • She stopped and stepped back into the hallway, too preoccupied to notice Jonny standing in front of his door.

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  • Now at the close of 1812 matters were worse, and Napoleon, on reaching Paris, found the nation preoccupied with the task of finding out how many Frenchmen had survived the Russian campaign.

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  • Alex was still preoccupied with his secret.

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  • I mean he seems preoccupied with something.

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  • Pierre had the air of a man preoccupied with considerations which had no connection with the matter in hand.

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  • Pierre had been silent and preoccupied all through dinner, seeming not to grasp what was said.

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  • I don't know about friends, but there sure are a lot of people in Ashley who seem preoccupied with everything I do.

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  • All, however much or little preoccupied with worldly business, must fear God, from whom come good things and evil, life, death, poverty and riches.

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  • All were clearly preoccupied by the strange events.

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  • One of the two living species was, indeed, described so long ago as the year 1863, under the preoccupied name of Hyracodon, but attracted little or no attention, as its affinities were not fully recognized.

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  • It is preoccupied by the infinite.

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  • By the midpoint of the twentieth century, America's dreamers were preoccupied with the future—and not just any old future, but the great and glorious future that seemed inevitable.

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  • He tried to pass either in front of them or to the right or left, but there were soldiers everywhere, all with the same preoccupied expression and busy with some unseen but evidently important task.

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  • Prince Andrew stood right in front of Kutuzov but the expression of the commander in chief's one sound eye showed him to be so preoccupied with thoughts and anxieties as to be oblivious of his presence.

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  • They were confirmed, but met with little acceptance in the scientific world, which was preoccupied with the claims of a subsequently discredited Bacillus malariae.

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  • Kutuzov's expression grew more and more preoccupied and gloomy.

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  • We were a bit preoccupied with turning Skippy and all.

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  • The struggle for the possession of Palestine began in 170 B.C., when Rome was preoccupied with the war against Perseus of Macedonia.

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  • The cirripede, which has an elastic peduncle, a crested capitulum, but no valves, and the first cirrhi longer than the rest, should stand near Eremolepas, the name given by Weltner in place of the preoccupied Gymnolepas (Aurivillius).

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  • Why are we so preoccupied with working, for the sake of wealth?

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  • Compared to what preoccupied him, was it not a matter of indifference whether he lived with his wife or not?

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  • He had been preoccupied yesterday with his business in Ashley.

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  • More important was the Albigensian crusade, in which he allowed Louis to take part, though he himself, preoccupied with the king of England, had refused time after time to do anything.

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  • The Emperor Francis, a rosy, long faced young man, sat very erect on his handsome black horse, looking about him in a leisurely and preoccupied manner.

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  • Rostov was talking merrily to his two friends, one of whom was a dashing hussar and the other a notorious duelist and rake, and every now and then he glanced ironically at Pierre, whose preoccupied, absent-minded, and massive figure was a very noticeable one at the dinner.

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  • Hardly had he got rid of his hat before he ran into Prince Andrew's room with a preoccupied air and at once began talking.

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  • Pierre, who had come downstairs, walked through the rooms and struck everyone by his preoccupied, absent-minded, and morose air.

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  • Saturday 25th February 2006 You might appear less inscrutable as the day wears on - and more preoccupied.

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  • People sometimes get very preoccupied with worrying about the authenticity of sources.

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  • In recent years academics, politicians and the media seem to have become increasingly preoccupied with the Holocaust.

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  • Whenever we have become preoccupied with small detail, we must suddenly change into a large spirit, interchanging large with small.

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  • Brian seems preoccupied - he has seen Brenda - broadcasting gossip is not a good idea.

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  • In the midst of all this civil strife the Pharisees and all who were preoccupied with religion found it almost impossible to discern what they should do to please God.

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  • The Tell el-Amarna Letters (15th century B.C.) show Syria held in part by Egyptian viceroys, who are much preoccupied with southward movements in the Buka'a and the rest of the interior beyond their control, due to pressure of Amorite peoples, and of the Mitanni and the Kheta, whose non-Semitic blood was mingled with that of the Aramaeans even in Palestine.

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  • Meanwhile all the other campaigns had been closely supervised by Grant, preoccupied though he was with the operations against his own adversary.

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  • His successor, Maximilian, who was elected emperor in 1493, was mainly preoccupied with his wars and attempts to reform the constitution of the empire; but the diet gave some attention to ecclesiastical reform.

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  • The motor cells of the extensor muscles, when preoccupied by cerebral influence, appear refractory.

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  • As the field of existence is limited and preoccupied, it is only the hardier, more robust, better-suited-tocircumstance individuals, who are able to struggle forward to maturity, these inhabiting only the situations to which they have superior adaptation and greater power of occupancy than any other kind; the weaker and less circumstance-suited being prematurely destroyed.

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  • The Arabic historians are so entirely preoccupied with the internal events that they have no eye for the war at the frontier.

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  • Cadorna was still preoccupied about the moral of his troops, and he made careful inquiries on this point, which received very satisfactory replies.

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  • Thus, while Christendom was still preoccupied with the Crusades, two main forces of the Renaissance, naturalism and enthusiasm for antique modes of feeling, already brought their latent potency to light, prematurely indeed and precociously, yet with a promise that was destined to be kept.

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  • The mind of the nation being so preoccupied with the Covenant, it naturally followed that those who carried their fanaticism farthest were ready to denounce and to unchurch those who showed any inclination to moderation and political sanity, and that the beginnings of schism soon appeared in the ranks of the Covenanters.

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  • Preoccupied with his own ideas, he chafed under the indifference of thinkers who had grown blasé in speculation and fancied himself persecuted by a conspiracy of professors of philosophy.

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  • So it fell out that, when Octavian and the Senate declared war against Antony and Cleopatra, Herod was preoccupied in obedience to her commands and was thus prevented from fighting against the future emperor of Rome.

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  • Gruvel submitted to the Linnaean Society a rearrangement of the Lepadidae, unfortunately using for the first of his new families the preoccupied name Anaspidae.

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  • And what if you find yourself getting overly concerned about your weight and preoccupied with food?

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  • He is far too egoistic, far too preoccupied with his own taste, which is resolutely hostile to any such utilitarian program.

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  • In Paris, James II was too preoccupied with his mistresses and other vices.

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  • The name Cumacea, however, which he uses cannot be retained, being founded on the preoccupied name Cuma (Milne-Edwards, 1828).

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  • Pierre, on unexpectedly becoming Count Bezukhov and a rich man, felt himself after his recent loneliness and freedom from cares so beset and preoccupied that only in bed was he able to be by himself.

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  • Prince Andrew, depressed and preoccupied with the business about which he had to speak to the Marshal, was driving up the avenue in the grounds of the Rostovs' house at Otradnoe.

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  • All that day and the next his friends and comrades noticed that Rostov, without being dull or angry, was silent, thoughtful, and preoccupied.

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  • Another time, general attention was attracted by a small brown dog, coming heaven knows whence, which trotted in a preoccupied manner in front of the ranks with tail stiffly erect till suddenly a shell fell close by, when it yelped, tucked its tail between its legs, and darted aside.

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  • The white-haired professor who runs the orphanage with the one-legged lady is more preoccupied by his experiments.

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  • Even though you may be preoccupied with finding the perfect invitations or choosing your wedding dress, most wedding planners strongly recommend that you select your limo service six to nine months before your wedding day.

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  • Your mind may become preoccupied with thoughts of wanting a cigarette.

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  • The suit should remain in place when walking, sitting, squatting, or stretching; swimsuits that move too much will leave women preoccupied with keeping their suits in place rather than enjoying summer activities.

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  • Those who were preoccupied with work now have too much time on their hands.

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  • Becomes overly preoccupied with his or her appearance.

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  • They may be having a bad day or are preoccupied with a problem.

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  • The women here may be a bit preoccupied with status, and the men can be braggarts.

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  • Back in the spring of 2008, a colleague and I were discussing a third grade boy with Asperger's who was having difficulty making friends and who was preoccupied with trains.

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  • During the particular episode in which she made an appearance, Erin chatted about her adventures as a spy while Space Ghost seemed more preoccupied with her appearance.

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  • Furthermore, be sure she is not preoccupied with other thoughts when you're ready to propose.

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  • You may notice your child being preoccupied with a particular toy or other object.

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