1 Lily started from her attitude of absorption; her smile faded and she began to move toward the lane.
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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.
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3 They saw miles of the city which they had never known in their days of absorption in college.
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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.
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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.
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6 Connie and Clifford had now been nearly two years at Wragby, living their vague life of absorption in Clifford and his work.
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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.
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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.
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