1 When many varied sensations have agitated the day, when various matters preoccupy the mind, one falls asleep once, but not a second time.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X—THE MAN AROUSED
2 Arkady's face retained the expression of the preceding day; Katya had a preoccupied look.
3 Pierre, on unexpectedly becoming Count Bezukhov and a rich man, felt himself after his recent loneliness and freedom from cares so beset and preoccupied that only in bed was he able to be by himself.
4 The Emperor Francis, a rosy, long faced young man, sat very erect on his handsome black horse, looking about him in a leisurely and preoccupied manner.
5 At that moment, with noiseless footsteps and with the businesslike, preoccupied, yet meekly Christian look which never left her face, Anna Mikhaylovna entered the hall.
6 Pierre had the air of a man preoccupied with considerations which had no connection with the matter in hand.
7 Prince Andrew, depressed and preoccupied with the business about which he had to speak to the Marshal, was driving up the avenue in the grounds of the Rostovs' house at Otradnoe.
8 Hardly had he got rid of his hat before he ran into Prince Andrew's room with a preoccupied air and at once began talking.
9 Pierre, who had come downstairs, walked through the rooms and struck everyone by his preoccupied, absent-minded, and morose air.
10 All that day and the next his friends and comrades noticed that Rostov, without being dull or angry, was silent, thoughtful, and preoccupied.
11 Pierre had been silent and preoccupied all through dinner, seeming not to grasp what was said.
12 And from the height of this perception all that had previously tormented and preoccupied him suddenly became illumined by a cold white light without shadows, without perspective, without distinction of outline.
13 He tried to pass either in front of them or to the right or left, but there were soldiers everywhere, all with the same preoccupied expression and busy with some unseen but evidently important task.
14 Kutuzov's expression grew more and more preoccupied and gloomy.
15 He screwed up his seeing eye to scrutinize the messenger more carefully, as if wishing to read in his face what preoccupied his own mind.