Examples of preoccupation in a Sentence
We need to better understand the problems and preoccupations of our clients.
the future entomologist's preoccupation with insects from a very early age
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Marshall Rimann, Wolf Rimann’s 72-year-old nephew, has seen firsthand the city’s preoccupation with his uncle’s murder.
Barbecue restaurants were a personal preoccupation in the late winter and spring.
The reason for Brengle’s preoccupation with taking merely a single game?
The list of demands heavily reflected its sponsors’ preoccupation with any challenges to their rule.
And reckoning with that empire was a massive preoccupation for William.
Murphy senses, probably correctly, that their preoccupation with the status of their vehicles is a kind of anxious compensation for low wages.
The answer was never quite spelled out, but Kevin’s long history of proclaiming his love of family and home while partaking in self-destructive actions, as well as his preoccupation with Nora throughout the episode, suggested what was going on.
The Soviet Union, during the Cold War, and Russia now have been major preoccupations since the organization was founded in 1949, and in many ways remain NATO’s reason for existing.
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First Known Use of preoccupation
PREOCCUPATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of preoccupation for English Language Learners
: a state in which you give all your attention to something
: something that you give all or most of your attention to
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