lose oneself


: to give all of one's attention or thought to something
He lost himself in his work.
a musician who completely loses herself in the music

Examples of lose oneself in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To watch a period romance or pick up a novel is to lose oneself in a world of silk ball gowns and walled gardens. Aj Willingham, CNN, 31 July 2022 What pleasure to cook for beloveds but not lose oneself in the process. Cj Hauser, Bon Appétit, 6 July 2022 Immediately, Russo posits the thesis of his film: To understand La Paz is to lose oneself in its chaos, in those traffic jams and crowded markets, in its mass protests and its bustling streets. Manuel Betancourt, Variety, 21 Nov. 2021 Both were entranced by the pageantry of the con: the brightly colored, elaborate, multi-hundred-dollar costumes; the ability to lose oneself entirely in a character. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 21 Oct. 2021 There is a grace in learning, like Noah, to lose oneself in stranger-Communities. Julian Lucas, The New Yorker, 8 Mar. 2021

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“Lose oneself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lose%20oneself. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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