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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpreoccupiedpre‧oc‧cu‧pied /priːˈɒkjəpaɪd $ -ˈɑːk-/ adjective  ATTENTIONWORRIEDthinking about something a lot, with the result that you do not pay attention to other things What’s wrong with Cindy? She seems a little preoccupied.preoccupied with He’s completely preoccupied with all the wedding preparations at the moment.
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preoccupiedFenella was seated next to Inchbad, who patted her hand and said she was a pretty little thing, but seemed preoccupied.She seemed preoccupied and kept glancing toward the window.I admit I'm preoccupied and snappy at the moment -- I'm sorry.She took her leave and went in search of Stephen, preoccupied by her thoughts.Coleridge is more preoccupied by his own terrifying visions.Prajapat glanced up with a preoccupied smile, then went back to the map.As the audience are too preoccupied to buy any drinks, the barman and five barmaids dance on the bar throughout.Parents are often too busy, tired, or preoccupied to give their children the time and attention they need.Alison had entered the room, but he was too preoccupied to notice.Both antagonists, however, were by now either too weak politically or too preoccupied to resume serious hostilities for the moment.They are quarrelsome, politically unstable and poor; some are preoccupied with fighting.Her mind was whirling, preoccupied with her own thoughts.Tavett was too preoccupied with his fear that Wickham believed him to be the murderer to form any judgments.He was far too preoccupied with his own marital difficulties to give any thought to his friend's problems.Most Russians are preoccupied with matters close to home, their economic conditions in particular.preoccupied withThe governor has been preoccupied with budget battles.
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