Blog readers know I've been obsessing this summer over the causes of southern Italian underdevelopment.
To recap: the FCC spent over eight years obsessing over punishing those responsible for Nipplegate.
Good thing for Dubya no one was obsessing over jobs reports then.
The Daily Beast: Is there a chance you were obsessing a bit too much about this?
Zachary Karabell on why obsessing over that number is only making things worse.
And he colored painfully at the crudeness of his obsessing thoughts, angrily, after a moment, shaking them from him.
He hoped by these occupations to free himself from his obsessing thoughts of Vera.
The truth was forced out of her when it was evident to me that something was obsessing her.
The obsessing aim of many mothers is to "harden" their children.
All thought of the gale, all trouble of nerves, and whatever else it was that had been obsessing him all day, had passed from him.
c.1500, "to besiege," from Latin obsessus, past participle of obsidere "watch closely; besiege, occupy; stay, remain, abide" literally "sit opposite to," from ob "against" (see ob-) + sedere "sit" (see sedentary). Of evil spirits, "to haunt," from 1530s. Psychological sense is 20c. Related: Obsessed; obsessing.