Synonym: absorption, engrossment, preoccupancy. Similar words: occupation, occupant, occupy, accusation, acculturation, participation, appreciation, presentation. Meaning: n. 1. an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention 2. the mental state of being preoccupied by something 3. the act of taking occupancy before someone else does.
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1 Their chief preoccupation was how to feed their families.
2 She found his preoccupation with money irritating.
3 In his preoccupation with Robyn, Crook had neglected everything.
4 The management's preoccupation with costs and profits resulted in a drop in quality and customer service.
5 Their main preoccupation was how to feed their families.
6 She spoke slowly, in a state of preoccupation.
7 His current preoccupation is the appointment of the new manager.
8 Lately, his preoccupation with football had caused his marks at school to slip.
9 By now this had become a major preoccupation for him.
10 His main preoccupation at that time was getting enough to eat.
11 My main preoccupation now is trying to keep life normal for the sake of my two boys.
12 Music has been his major preoccupation since childhood.
13 Power was the chief preoccupation of Lenin and Stalin.
14 In particular,[www.Sentencedict.com] aerodynamics are a major preoccupation.
15 High preoccupation with time and clarity of role.
16 In the 1960s this preoccupation gave way to an urgent need to consider domestic problems such as racial disharmony and poverty.
17 Linear preoccupation in the past remains a closed book to modern understanding.
18 A major preoccupation of writers on organization has been the design of structures that will maximize efficiency.
19 The pictures belong to an era when there was a preoccupation with high society.
20 It was hard for him to be aware of her; he kept sinking back into black preoccupation.
21 He considered her sound as a bell in most ways, apart from this mad preoccupation with Nicandra's social life.
22 The reworking of another artist's work-by appropriation or erasure-has been identified as a postmodern preoccupation.
23 Nathalie Sarraute's novels could be claimed to display autonomy and reflexivity, despite her preoccupation with such a mimetic project.
24 Since most of the male students were in their mid to late twenties, spouse hunting for them was a major preoccupation.
25 Nevertheless, few literary movements have exhibited such an abiding preoccupation with establishing antecedents in order to defend and define their textual practices.
26 After Franco's death at the end of 1975, the overwhelming political preoccupation was the creation of new democratic institutions.
27 To locate a text in a specific historical milieu was only the preoccupation of specialist scholarship.
28 Throughout history the voluntary control of sexuality has been a major preoccupation of all religions, all cultures, all peoples.
29 He remained with Champneys until 1880, but it soon became clear that architecture would never be his chief preoccupation.
30 But Morning Mourning won her over to this latest preoccupation.
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