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pree ok yuh pay shuhn

  • n  an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention
  • n  the mental state of being preoccupied by something
  • n  the act of taking occupancy before someone else does

  • The battle against terrorism would become the principal preoccupation of the American President and our common international priority.
  • He would be a megalomaniac if his preoccupation with power were delusional, but it's not.
  • But there are times in human history when instinct, faith, myth and current events work together to create a perfect storm of preoccupation.
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  • Of Human Rights and Robots
    Since the creation of the modern international community following World War II, the prevention of war and conflict has been its major preoccupation. These goals have been achieved largely through two distinct veins of international laws and standards: international humanitarian law and international human rights law. The first Geneva Conventions ...
    June 10, 2013 - Foreign Policy Blogs

  • Prince Charles in AFP
    Given the current turbulence in the international financial system and the immediate and damaging effect it is having on the whole world, the credit crunch is rightly a preoccupation of vast significance and importance,Charles said.
  • Livia Turco in International Herald Tribune
    I cannot hide my preoccupation for an excessive alarm that could reduce trust in this system and slow the growth of donations, leading to further damage for other patients,Turco said in a statement.
  • Mahmoud Abbas in FOXNews
    I fear the probe against Olmert and the American preoccupation with the elections will negatively affect the negotiations,Abbas said, according to a member of the council, Salah Tamari.

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