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


  • When things go wrong
    ( University of California - Santa Barbara ) Modern society's extraordinary preoccupation with accidents is also a preoccupation of UC Santa Barbara's Greg Siegel and is at the heart of a new book that examines a centuries-old cultural and scientific fascination: the need to explain the often unexplainable 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'
  • We want happiness, not cold statistics
    Happiness, that perennial preoccupation of philosophers, intellectuals and ordinary folk since antiquity, has finally made its way into the political and economic lexicon, and as a factor in evaluating the performance of governments. Read more on this news related to 'Preoccupation'

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