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preoccupied

preoccupied Sentence Examples

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Alex was still preoccupied with his secret.

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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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  • I mean he seems preoccupied with something.

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  • All were clearly preoccupied by the strange events.

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

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

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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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  • This last version would not be surprising if we relied upon the following portrait, sketched by a person who knew him intimately: - "Simple in his tastes, never thinking of himself, constantly preoccupied about others, supremely kind, he did not and would not recognize such a thing as evil.

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  • It is preoccupied by the infinite.

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • "Ah, the standards!" said Kutuzov, evidently detaching himself with difficulty from the thoughts that preoccupied him.

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  • by far the greater part of the extant literary monuments of ancient Israel are precisely those monuments whose producers were most preoccupied by N.

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • "Ah, it's you!" said Pierre with a preoccupied, dissatisfied air.

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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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  • He desired all France to set to work as he did with a contented air and rubbing his hands for joy; but neither Colbert general theories nor individual happiness preoccupied 7~ustiy.

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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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  • 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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  • p. 182 (when he is preoccupied with syllogism), " I could make nothing satisfactory of Induction at this time."

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Vaughan Thompson, 1836) is not, as has been supposed, preoccupied, and must, therefore, take precedence of Peltogaster (Rathke, 1843).

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 2 The serpent too (whose unique form preoccupied the early men) shall be humiliated, as a perpetual warning to man - who is henceforth his enemy - of the danger of reasoning on and disobeying the will of God.

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

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  • had secretly encouraged the people of Liege to revolt; but preoccupied with the marriage of Charles the Bold with Margaret of York, sister of Edward IV.

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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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  • 2 The serpent too (whose unique form preoccupied the early men) shall be humiliated, as a perpetual warning to man - who is henceforth his enemy - of the danger of reasoning on and disobeying the will of God.

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

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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 were clearly preoccupied by the strange events.

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

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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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  • I mean he seems preoccupied with something.

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  • Alex was still preoccupied with his secret.

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  • labor back benchers are preoccupied with the death throes of Tony Blair and the dynamics of succession, not the dynamics of Scottish secession.

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

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  • looked down with preoccupied eyes at the thin stream of water.

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

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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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  • preoccupied manner suggests a disregard of time very foreign to the streets of London.

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  • preoccupied eyes at the thin stream of water.

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  • preoccupied expression, which lent her cold beauty a hint of humanity.

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  • preoccupyras are for fans of Jet Li and will keep such people preoccupied for hours.

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  • preoccupyspan>mothers so preoccupied with feeding their own addictions, they forget to feed their babies.

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  • preoccupyed them to be preoccupied with thoughts of His glory.

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  • preoccupyn will play and adults will be preoccupied with the everyday matters of life.

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  • preoccupyircumstances such as these, people tend to be preoccupied with immediate concerns and their hearts turn inward.

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  • preoccupying on the genesis of the song Brian wrote: " Lately, I'd been depressed, preoccupied with death.

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  • preoccupynes also complain that the US is too preoccupied with the war against terrorism to press for aid for Argentina.

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  • preoccupysocial science has been preoccupied with the idea that society is in the midst of radical transformation.

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  • preoccupya movement to let him know that he was not alone; but he was too preoccupied to notice it.

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  • preoccupy There's no reason to be overly preoccupied about your health when visiting China.

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  • preoccupyld is too preoccupied with ' how people look ' Look within!

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  • preoccupy, he was increasingly preoccupied with more immediate problems which demanded logical skills.

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  • preoccupyexic will not lose their appetite, quite the reverse; they often become totally preoccupied with the subject of food.

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  • preoccupy James seemed without ambition in any direction at that time being somewhat preoccupied with family matters.

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  • preoccupy were the media so preoccupied with him?

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

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

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  • This last version would not be surprising if we relied upon the following portrait, sketched by a person who knew him intimately: - "Simple in his tastes, never thinking of himself, constantly preoccupied about others, supremely kind, he did not and would not recognize such a thing as evil.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • by far the greater part of the extant literary monuments of ancient Israel are precisely those monuments whose producers were most preoccupied by N.

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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 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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  • p. 182 (when he is preoccupied with syllogism), " I could make nothing satisfactory of Induction at this time."

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

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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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  • It is preoccupied by the infinite.

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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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  • had secretly encouraged the people of Liege to revolt; but preoccupied with the marriage of Charles the Bold with Margaret of York, sister of Edward IV.

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  • He desired all France to set to work as he did with a contented air and rubbing his hands for joy; but neither Colbert general theories nor individual happiness preoccupied 7~ustiy.

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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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  • 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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  • Vaughan Thompson, 1836) is not, as has been supposed, preoccupied, and must, therefore, take precedence of Peltogaster (Rathke, 1843).

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

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

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  • And, with the glimmering aid of a Coach wristlet, he will ask for your name, because you look stylish, upscale, and the object dangling from your slender wrist makes you seem unattached yet, preoccupied.

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

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

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  • Preoccupied by Limited Interests: The child may be preoccupied by only one or just a few interests.

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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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