Examples of preoccupy in a Sentence
The question of life after death has preoccupied many philosophers.
Recent Examples of preoccupy from the Web
With the White House preoccupied by congressional and FBI investigations into links between the Trump campaign and Russia, the hoped-for relationship reset has not materialized.
For now, Winfred Nakyagaba is preoccupied by the present.
The night the statue was knocked down, Dana McCants, 68, had been preoccupied with news coverage of attempts to remove Confederate symbols in other parts of the country.
Now that Mr Kushner is in the White House, two questions preoccupy observers.
Trump early on was preoccupied with the North American Free Trade Agreement and then on trade rivals such as Germany, largely giving China, the biggest U.S. trading partner, a pass.
For a series so often preoccupied with the rules of magic (see: warging, greenseeing, White Walkers, wights, dragonglass, etc.)
For a show so often preoccupied with the rules of magic (see: warging, greenseeing, White Walkers, wights, dragonglass, etc.), this is a process that seems to require the most suspension of disbelief.
Early in the game, a teammate noticed Gostkowski was still preoccupied with the way the wind might affect the ball.
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Origin and Etymology of preoccupy
First Known Use: 1567See Words from the same year
PREOCCUPY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of preoccupy for English Language Learners
: to be thought about or worried about by (someone) very often or constantly
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