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

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Pre-occupied with this notion, Russell was now omitted in all her combinations.

Alice was in the cheeriest of spirits, but Prudence was pre-occupied, even moody.

"I—I do not understand you, Anna," the man began, in a pre-occupied manner.

Both of us, pre-occupied with our talk, had forgotten the Most High.

Hosmer noted every thing, but absently; and yet he was not pre-occupied with thought.

These very four places had been pre-occupied, but now they were all vacant.

He smiled, but there was something distrait and pre-occupied in his air.

This one was pre-occupied until within two lengths of the skunk.

The animal fell into a walk, and the pre-occupied Prince left him to his own gait.

This happens when one takes a fancy to a hive that another has pre-occupied.