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The absorption of the French by Moscow, radiating starwise as it did, only reached the quarter where Pierre was staying by the evening of the second of September.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
It had set me thinking a good deal at the time, as I have mentioned in its place; but my absorption in my own affairs, my experience of the family, and my hearing nothing more, had gradually ended in my dismissing the subject.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
The room was full of women and girls, all too much engaged in the rapid absorption of tea and pie to remark her entrance.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
Connie and Clifford had now been nearly two years at Wragby, living their vague life of absorption in Clifford and his work.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
Nevertheless, athwart this painful extrication of indistinct ideas which was not even a monologue, so feeble had action become in him, and he had no longer the force to care to despair, athwart this melancholy absorption, sensations from without did reach him.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
A physiologist might have studied in him the growing symptoms of that febrile absorption known to, and classified by, science, and which is to suffering what voluptuousness is to pleasure.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
For weeks he would not go there, would forget the hideous painted thing, and get back his light heart, his wonderful joyousness, his passionate absorption in mere existence.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde Context