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These days, Brown gets up every morning, logs on to her computer and pretends to work while her son is preoccupied with school assignments.
We won’t be preoccupied with cooking or getting ready for guests.
Both can be preoccupied with beauty, but design also has to function to be successful.
Voters are more preoccupied these days with health care, the economy and education, according to Noble’s data.
ARIZONA IS THE DEMOCRATS’ PURPLE SPLOTCH IN THE SUNBELTCLARE MALONE (CLARE.MALONE@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)SEPTEMBER 24, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
To preoccupy this ground, therefore, seemed an important step.
XERXESJACOB ABBOTT
On a first reading, the pathetic passages preoccupy the reader, and he is cheated out of an alms in the shape of sympathy.
FAMILIAR STUDIES OF MEN AND BOOKSROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
He refers, for proof of his statements, mostly to English documents, and does not try to preoccupy your mind.
The Government should preoccupy itself largely with this matter of assimilation: for the process is not complete.
She expostulated earnestly with him on the folly of allowing money cares and ambitions to preoccupy him.
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFTELIZABETH ROBINS PENNELL
So many other exciting matters preoccupy my time and thoughts that I do not bother myself about the other.

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