Preoccupation

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Preoccupation Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the act of taking occupancy before someone else does
  • the mental state of being preoccupied by something
  • an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention ,
  • the mental state of being preoccupied by something ,
  • the act of taking occupancy before someone else does

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'Preoccupation' example sentence in quotations


* Our worst fault is our preoccupation with the faults of others. - Kahlil Gibran

* A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past. - Eric Hoffer

* Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunites for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults. - Eric Hoffer


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Preoccupation Sample Sentences in News


  • Lucien Clergue obituary
    Photographer whose images reflected his preoccupation with death and melancholy The photographer Lucien Clergue, who has died aged 80, was on first-name terms with death. It was everywhere: in the sand and stones that he photographed for his ongoing series Language of the Sands, begun in the 1970s; in the arena spattered with the blood of fierce bulls and brave ma Read more on this news related to 'Preoccupation'
  • Pangan: Crusading crooks
    THERE ARE PEOPLE whose main preoccupation is to find fault on others, aiming to destroy the integrity, reputation and character of the person/s maligned. Most often, the allegation are baseless and mere innuendos. Read more on this news related to 'Preoccupation'
  • Crusading crooks
    THERE ARE PEOPLE whose main preoccupation is to find fault on others, aiming to destroy the integrity, reputation and character of the person/s maligned. Most often, the allegation are baseless and mere innuendos. From the highest officials of the land to the lowest barangay officials, demolition jobs are aimed at them, designed to crack their credibility and pote Read more on this news related to 'Preoccupation'

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