an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention
preoccupation, preoccupancy, absorption, engrossment(noun)
the mental state of being preoccupied by something
the act of taking occupancy before someone else does
the state of being preoccupied or an idea that preoccupies the mind; enthrallment
the act of occupying something before someone else
the act of preoccupying, or taking possession of beforehand; the state of being preoccupied; prepossession
anticipation of objections
Origin: [L. praeoccupatio: cf. F. proccupation.]
The numerical value of preoccupation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of preoccupation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Our worst fault is our preoccupation with the faults of others.
We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists ... in the loved one, perfection.
It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.
A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past.
The coffins show the skill and care with which the Egyptians prepared for the afterlife, to us, for whom death is a taboo subject, this seems like a morbid preoccupation. In fact, it was an obsession with life and an urgent wish to ensure its perfected continuation.
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