Examples of preoccupied in a Sentence
too preoccupied with her worries to enjoy the meal
Recent Examples of preoccupied from the Web
In his mind these sorts of gods did not answer Monday, perhaps too preoccupied watching that breathless track meet like everyone else (including the referees who missed Ryan Reaves’ obvious cross-check on the game-winning goal).
The meditative, seemingly preoccupied woman, her ornate clothes and the interior décor blur into a nearly monochromatic canvas.
Mary’s father, William Godwin (Stephen Dillane), is a loving but preoccupied Enlightenment thinker, eminent, admired, and poor.
Although many residents are too preoccupied to notice the problem, some are keenly aware.
Endeavor now appears preoccupied with Saudi Arabia, whose sovereign wealth fund is exploring the acquisition of a minority stake in the company worth between $400 million and $500 million.
The episode has epitomized Trump's good cop-bad cop approach to Russia, in which his administration gets tough but Trump seems mostly preoccupied with crafting a better relationship with Vladimir Putin.
Oil investors have become increasingly preoccupied with the deal as the May 12 deadline approaches.
In recent years, artists have increasingly pushed back, citing everything from copyright concerns to frustration at audiences that are seemingly preoccupied with everything but the performance in front of them.
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Synonym Discussion of preoccupied
- walking about with an abstracted air
- too preoccupied with her debts to enjoy the meal
- an absent stare
- so absentminded, he's been known to wear mismatched shoes
- was too distracted by grief to continue working
PREOCCUPIED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of preoccupied for English Language Learners
: thinking about something a lot or too much
PREOCCUPIED Defined for Kids
Definition of preoccupied for Students
- The kittens played right in front of him, but the Emperor was too preoccupied to notice.
- —Lloyd Alexander, Time Cat
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