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pree ok yuh pahyd

  • v  engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively
  • v  occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance
    the army preoccupied the hills
  • s  deeply absorbed in thought
    a preoccupied frown
  • s  having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something
    got no help from his wife who was preoccupied with the children

  • Larry Joe Sims, 16, an Eagle Scout at Birmingham's all-white Phillips High School, wasn't preoccupied with the civil rights movement either.
  • Lyndon sat in the presidential box, by turns looking statesmanlike, preoccupied, annoyed, and just plain bored.
  • This completely fictional figure is, of course, intended to symbolize all the freaks who preoccupied Arbus for the rest of her short life (she is one of those artists whose brief .
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  • William Hague in The Associated Press
    I think sometimes British politicians and British leaders have been so preoccupied by those ties, that they have neglected to build the wider relationships in the world,Hague said. "From now on we will not neglect the wider world."
  • Joe Banner in Forbes
    People deal with circumstances in life of all different kinds, some more serious, some less serious, some more preoccupied and less so, and are still able to carry on with their careers and their professions,Banner said. "I think that's...
  • Franklin Graham in FOX News
    Franklin Graham said his father is strong enough to appear at the dedication, but "he's preoccupied right now with my mother. She is very weak."

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