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Synonyms for preoccupation

Synonyms for preoccupation

total occupation of the attention or of the mind

Synonyms for preoccupation

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

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Again, the matter-of-course statement and tone of dismissal with which he treated what to her were the most stirring thoughts, was easily accounted for as belonging to the sense of haste and preoccupation in which she herself shared during their engagement.
On the other hand officials had to balance the preoccupation over social control with the considerable tax revenues derived from pulque and the economic interests of the influential owners of rur al estates who produced the beverage.
It also declared some of the key ideas in the exhibition, from the swimming pool theme to Boyce's ongoing preoccupation with the extended grid structures that characterize built environments, as well as the refusal of the objects to fit neatly within a single medium.
America's preoccupation with race and ethnicity has something to do with this yearning, although at times that preoccupation turns into into bias and distrust.
Another preoccupation of the author is that Spain's title to the New World derived solely from the grant it received from the pope.
As Zach progressed in age to kindergarten, there was always a preoccupation to be a girl," the couple said in a written statement.
As Grier argues, the Victorian preoccupation with "softness," "finish," and "elegance" - the preoccupation with removing all rough edges - was as evident in the material world of the parlor as it was in the realm of social behavior and etiquette.
The treated women also displayed a desire for achieving perfection in their daily activities and a preoccupation with their weight and eating habits, attitudes implicated in anorexia nervosa.
Preserving food to extend its shelf-life, whilst ensuring its safety and quality, is a central preoccupation of the food industry.
Projects such as the Moebius House and forthcoming Mercedes Benz Museum in Stuttgart embody an intelligent preoccupation with digital form making.
The phrase "day by day" links Fieldwork with another of Wall's great themes, the everyday, which in his work has evolved from a primary concern with modern life (as in Baudelaire's title "The Painter of Modern Life") to an almost Wittgensteinian preoccupation with the everyday as such.
These two 'deep' social processes are mobilized by anxiety theory to provide a causal explanation for the selection of prostitution as the focus for preoccupation.
But when she asked him to keep a diary of his thoughts, the man exhibited an inordinate preoccupation with food.
Pathological gambling is defined as a loss of control over gambling and preoccupation with gambling.
Given the current archi-political preoccupation with the inexpensive prefabricated approach to housing supply, this book is a timely reminder of the dangers of design hype.