an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention
the mental state of being preoccupied by something
the act of taking occupancy before someone else does
- She found his preoccupation with money irritating.
- A pension is not usually one of the preoccupations of an eighteen year-old!
- He always takes his preoccupation with the educational cause.
- She spoke slowly, in a state of preoccupation.
- Such an excessive preoccupation with one's health can't be normal.
- By now this had become a major preoccupation for him.
- His main preoccupation at that time was getting enough to eat.
'Tis your preoccupation in favour of me, that makes you say what you do.出自： J. Locke