PREOCCUPATION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PREOCCUPATION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
preoccupation
 n.  an idea that someone thinks about most of the time
 n.  state of being worried about or thinking about something most of the time
Classic Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  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
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER II—FAUCHELEVENT IN THE PRESENCE OF A DIFFICULTY
2  He had one other preoccupation, to educate himself; he called this also, delivering himself.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
3  Jondrette had allowed his pipe to go out, a serious sign of preoccupation, and had again seated himself.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XVII—THE USE MADE OF MARIUS' FIVE-FRANC PIECE
4  It was at the most intense point of this preoccupation that Enjolras accosted him.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER VII—THE MAN RECRUITED IN THE RUE DES BILLETTES
5  His preoccupation must indeed have been very profound for him not to insist on this alarming rescue through the sewer, and for him not to even notice Jean Valjean's silence after his question.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX—MARIUS PRODUCES ON SOME ONE WHO IS A JUDGE OF ...
6  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
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER III—A PEN IS HEAVY TO THE MAN WHO LIFTED THE FAUC...
7  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
Get Context   In 17 BONACIEUX AT HOME
8  To this preoccupation of his vanity, d'Artagnan at this moment joined an uneasiness much less selfish.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 29 HUNTING FOR THE EQUIPMENTS
9  In such cases extreme preoccupation is only to be combated by extreme carelessness.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 40 A TERRIBLE VISION
10  Scarlett turned away from Mammy with studied nonchalance, thankful that her face had been unnoticed in Mammy's preoccupation with the matter of the shawl.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
11  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
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
12  During the evident preoccupation of Madame de Villefort, Monte Cristo scrutinized the features and appearance of the boy she kept folded in her arms, lavishing on him the most tender endearments.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 47. The Dappled Grays.
13  Even my preoccupation about the Time Machine receded a little from my mind.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VIII
14  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
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER IX
15  However, all his movements were purely mechanical, and he had interrupted none of the habitual preoccupations of his mind and labors.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER IV—BEGINNING OF A GREAT MALADY
Example Sentence:
1  His current preoccupation is the appointment of the new manager.
2  The management's preoccupation with costs and profits resulted in a drop in quality and customer service.
3  I did some research as a medical student, my main preoccupation was with becoming a physician who could serve in the armed forces.