PREOCCUPATION's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of preoccupation
Definition:
n. state of being preoccupied; absorption of the attention or intellect
Example:
I did some research as a medical student, my main preoccupation was with becoming a physician who could serve in the armed forces.
Sentence in Classic:
The Emperor rode through the streets to comfort the inhabitants, and, despite his preoccupation with state affairs, himself visited the theaters that were established by his order.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Miss Bart was a keen reader of her own heart, and she saw that her sudden preoccupation with Selden was due to the fact that his presence shed a new light on her surroundings.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
At the moment when Fauchelevent entered, this double form of preoccupation was imprinted on the countenance of the prioress, who was that wise and charming Mademoiselle de Blemeur, Mother Innocente, who was ordinarily cheerful.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
Still, in spite of his mournful preoccupation, he could not refrain from saying to himself that this prowler of the barriers with whom Jondrette was talking resembled a certain Panchaud, alias Printanier, alias Bigrenaille, whom Courfeyrac had once pointed out to him as a very dangerous nocturnal roamer.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
Then, no doubt under the pressure of some supreme preoccupation, he made an effort, drew himself up into a sitting posture and dressed himself.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
All the bodily fatigue of the day, all the preoccupation of mind which the events of the evening had brought on, disappeared as they do at the first approach of sleep, when we are still sufficiently conscious to be aware of the coming of slumber.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
The couple, then, although they had not seen each other for eight days, and during that time serious events had taken place in which both were concerned, accosted each other with a degree of preoccupation.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context