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Kinney suggested walking as an activity, both to occupy Carson’s time and to help him lose weight.

Afghan British writer Tahir Shah, inspired by childhood visits to his grandfather’s house in Morocco, uprooted his London family to occupy a crumbling palatial house in Casablanca.

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Those properties are typically occupied by weak tenants and haven’t been remodeled in years.

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She says that she was “more depressed” staying at home, isolated from her friends, with nothing to occupy her mind.

Going back to what I said to you earlier about how I hope young women are envisioning themselves in roles that are not currently occupied by women.

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Hmm, who are these people standing in front of the machines at the gym, neither occupying them nor not occupying them?

Once, when occupying a cell in near a phone, I saw the suicide prevention protocols in action.

After Germany surrendered, Bennett was stationed there as part of the Allied occupying force.

They were close to occupying Mariupol, but they depend on Putin, who demonstrated his political will to stop the war.

But then the conversation turns to the question occupying all minds in Ukraine: Will Putin invade?

The Belmont house was closed, the still restless Helena occupying a palace in Rome at the moment.

Gwynne led Isabel to a table in a corner by a window, and indicated the company occupying more than half of the long table.

Tell him your name and address, and ask him to conduct you to a good room, naming the length of time you purpose occupying it.

Suppose a person occupying state land is evicted by the state, must he continue to pay rent?

Until this card fever descended upon the town, it was generally regarded as occupying a high place among communities of its size.


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On this page you'll find 52 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to occupying, such as: commanding, controlling, covering, holding, maintaining, and obtaining.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.