OBSESSIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OBSESSIVE
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obsessive
 a.  excessive in degree or nature; preoccupying
Classic Sentence:
1  Money was the obsession dominating her mind these days.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
2  It was pain enough even to think of him, whether she considered him in the distinctness of her waking thoughts, or felt the obsession of his presence through the blur of her tormented nights.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
3  But the thought of him was like an obsession, ever pressing itself upon her.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XVIII
4  But as she sat there amid her guests, she felt the old ennui overtaking her; the hopelessness which so often assailed her, which came upon her like an obsession, like something extraneous, independent of volition.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXX
5  She wanted to be clear of him, and especially of his consciousness, his words, his obsession with himself, his endless treadmill obsession with himself, and his own words.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8
6  Ravished by dead words become obscene, and dead ideas become obsessions.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8
7  It must not be supposed that he was delivered from all those obsessions of the memory which force us, even when happy, even when satisfied, to glance sadly behind us.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VII—THE EFFECTS OF DREAMS MINGLED WITH HAPPINESS
8  Now it was a baby she was obsessed by.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 10
9  He was completely obsessed by one persistent thought.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXVII
10  Gregor's father seemed so obsessed with what he was doing that he forgot all the respect he owed to his tenants.
Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In III
Example Sentence: (26 in 2 pages)
1  There, he became known as a temperamental experimentalist, obsessive and fearless.
2  Well, obsessive is going to extremes and medium is not.
3  The actress is asking the court to protect her from an obsessive fan who is making her life a misery.
4  Don't let this interest of yours become an obsession.
5  Gambling became an obsession , and he eventually lost everything.
6  She would try to forget her obsession with Christopher.
7  Society's obsession with sex has bred a generation of unhappy children.
8  Like many of his generation, he was a product of Scotland's obsession with football.
9  Such was her obsession for collecting any memorabilia of her heart throb, that she stole about a million dollars from her employer, North Kesteven District Council, to fund her habit.
10  This obsession is aimless and brainless and ends with your oblivion in American politics.
11  Her commitment to a great cause degenerated from a crusade into an obsession.
12  In the brief hands-on time I had at the event, it was clear this is just the first major step forward in the company's mobile obsession.
13  “Silicon Valley's obsession with meritocracy is delusional and aspirational and not a statement of how it really operates,” she said.
14  She had a great laugh, but she also was full of anger, disappointment, and obsessions she only dimly understood.
15  He was obsessed with American gangster movies.