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adjective as in addictive

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adjective as in haunting

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The lawyer, listed in court as Jane Roe to protect her identity, said she sought help from Federal Defender Anthony Martinez after his top deputy targeted her for unwelcome attention that the lawsuit describes as “intense and obsessive.”

He realizes too late that his obsessive focus on his daughter has blinded him to the bigger issues—and that a world in which one’s own child’s future becomes more important than others’ is not one in which anyone can thrive.

From Time

This obsessive stockpiling of brick-a-brack, however, is excellent news for an array of researchers hoping to study shifting climates, evolving flora and fauna, and even mysterious human treks across ancient deserts.

Ryan spares no one — from “young, young, young” dads who put in bare-minimum parenting effort, to Jane’s imaginary husband to her own obsessive love for the musical Hamilton.

From Ozy

Rebecca is passionate, obsessive in her drive, and nobody else could have made this place become such a major tourist destination.

Obsessive exercising and inadequate nutrition can, over time, put people at high risk for overuse injuries like stress fractures.

McCauley may have married beneath her station, but Gordon-Levitt has obsessive fans.

But it looks like it was created by crazed person with obsessive-compulsive behavior.

Panicked, I reached out to hoarding experts, who often refer to any kind of obsessive digital collecting as “infomania.”

The line between being careful about what you eat and being obsessive is difficult to distinguish.

Throughout his literary activity it has an obsessive hold on his mind.

Now, however, actual and obsessive dread showed plainly on his face and in his movements.

It did not wear away, as he had supposed it would, but was becoming an obsessive factor in his thoughts.

The most common of these obsessive acts is washing with water (washing obsession).

There is a great deal of difference between the interest shown by normal people and the obsessive interest of scientists.


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