Lessing is obsessed with too high an estimate of the Captivi.
The thought of a future with Joe always around a corner, watching her, obsessed her.
He was obsessed by the idea of the dignity, almost the divinity—of kingship.
The thing so obsessed his mind that he must speak of it, if it be only to his lackey.
Quivering with the passion that obsessed him, he stepped close up ...