Examples of preoccupy in a Sentence
The question of life after death has preoccupied many philosophers.
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Jayden Johnson and Eric Peterson, two of Batavia's top scorers, were preoccupied in a back-and-forth first half when LeFevre got the call for the Bulldogs (7-1, 3-0).
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia is preoccupied with its own power struggle with Iran.
And all of them are going to be preoccupied with this.
Nothing better than a huge population not preoccupied with Christmas and one that often brings entire families in to dine and provide major income at the arcades and special places like the Circus Circus Midway, which gets downright jammed.
But most Egyptians — whether fearfulx of state repression, exhausted from years of political turmoil, or preoccupied with their own daily concerns — chose not to risk arrest or worse by protesting in support of Palestinians.
With Trump’s erratic behavior, Britain preoccupied with Brexit and Germany lacking a serious military, there’s a spot open for a western power to take the lead on security.
The 10-year-old sports fan is the best sports fan by far, old enough to understand what’s going on but not yet jaded or preoccupied by the adult themes of the sports world.
Barcelonans certainly seemed as welcoming and helpful as before, although some were obviously preoccupied with the referendum on Catalan independence which occurred during our visit.
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