- ob·ses·sion·al, adjective
- non·ob·ses·sion, noun
- non·ob·ses·sion·al, adjective
- self-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.
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.
The attempt to “breed back” the Auroch of Teutonic legend was of a piece with the Nazi obsession with racial purity and eugenics.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
You write about your obsession with sneakers—why do you think so many young men are into sneakers?
Sweden explores new frontiers in our misguided, foolish, pointless obsession with rating and censoring entertainment.
Du Pont would become fully immersed in one field—like birds—before moving on to his next obsession.
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
psychiatry a persistent idea or impulse that continually forces its way into consciousness, often associated with anxiety and mental illness
a persistent preoccupation, idea, or feeling
the act of obsessing or the state of being obsessed
- obsessional, adjective
- obsessionally, adverb
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Cultural definitions for obsession
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