Origin of obsession
OTHER WORDS FROM obsessionob·ses·sion·al, adjectivenon·ob·ses·sion, nounnon·ob·ses·sion·al, adjectiveself-ob·ses·sion, noun
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How to use obsession in a sentence
Another striking aspect of Göbekli Tepe is an apparent obsession with death.An Ancient Site with Human Skulls on Display - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Jo Marchant|September 2, 2020|Nautilus
In fact, as a new opinion piece in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy notes, the rise of GPS watches has only strengthened our obsession with tracking mileage.Stop Counting Your Running Mileage|Alex Hutchinson|August 28, 2020|Outside Online
I have developed an absolute obsession with this space and brand, and our team feels the same way.OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder on launching a hemp-infused sparkling water brand|Rachel King|August 24, 2020|Fortune
For starters, Kondrat said that store employees are often incentivized to just appease belligerent customers in store because of retailers’ obsession with online ratings, and it can be hard to break leadership of that habit.By being too customer-obsessed, DTC startups are failing their retail employees|Anna Hensel|August 21, 2020|Digiday
In context, it’s a gentle admonition over an obsession with youth and beauty, but it can easily be seen in a broader sense.‘Sunset Boulevard’ of broken dreams|David Ehrenstein|August 20, 2020|Washington Blade
The attempt to “breed back” the Auroch of Teutonic legend was of a piece with the Nazi obsession with racial purity and eugenics.‘Nazi Cows’ Tried to Kill British Farmer|Tom Sykes|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Nicki treats the obsession with her pop ambitions as an irrelevant, surface-level irritation.Nicki Minaj Bares Her Own Vulnerability on ‘The Pinkprint’|Rawiya Kameir|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You write about your obsession with sneakers—why do you think so many young men are into sneakers?Portrait of the Austin Mahone as a Teen Idol|William O’Connor|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sweden explores new frontiers in our misguided, foolish, pointless obsession with rating and censoring entertainment.The Insane Swedish Plan to Rate Games for Sexism|Nick Gillespie|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Du Pont would become fully immersed in one field—like birds—before moving on to his next obsession.Foxcatcher’s Real-Life Psycho Killer|Marlow Stern|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He started a guerilla campaign against the obsession with the aid of the brandy bottle.
It signified that he had definitely given up pretending that he had the power of shaking off the obsession.
"Look here, old man, this superstitious nonsense is becoming an obsession to you," it said one fine April morning.
Talpers played heavily on the lynching, because he knew the fear of the mob had become an obsession with McFann.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman
It's a kind of obsession, and it often means life or death, whether the mascot can stand the strain of the situation.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker
British Dictionary definitions for obsession
Derived forms of obsessionobsessional, adjectiveobsessionally, adverb
Cultural definitions for obsession
A preoccupation with a feeling or idea. In psychology, an obsession is similar to a compulsion.