1 Lily started from her attitude of absorption; her smile faded and she began to move toward the lane.
2 The room was full of women and girls, all too much engaged in the rapid absorption of tea and pie to remark her entrance.
3 They saw miles of the city which they had never known in their days of absorption in college.
4 Nevertheless, the hour, the place, the darkness, Jean Valjean's absorption, his singular gestures, his goings and comings, all had begun to render Cosette uneasy.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—WHICH WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE WITH GAS LANTERNS
5 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 HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—MINUS FIVE, PLUS ONE
6 Connie and Clifford had now been nearly two years at Wragby, living their vague life of absorption in Clifford and his work.
7 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.
8 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.