Origin of preoccupation
OTHER WORDS FROM preoccupationo·ver·pre·oc·cu·pa·tion, nounself-pre·oc·cu·pa·tion, noun
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How to use preoccupation in a sentence
Lee’s tenure at Princeton for many years has no doubt provided him with much material about the preoccupations of a young person in a New Jersey college town.Chang-rae Lee’s ‘My Year Abroad,’ is a sweeping, twisty tale of love, family and hope|Frances Cha|February 18, 2021|Washington Post
The showdown between Bill Clinton and Bob Dole on the campus of the University of San Diego is a time capsule into a previous generation’s preoccupations.Cigarettes, Sewage and a Giant Perot: Inside San Diego’s Own Presidential Debate|Randy Dotinga|October 7, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Finding the right definition for an object, at the right level of generality, is a major preoccupation of the mathematicians building mathlib.
Concerns over food — and its absence — have long been a preoccupation of China’s rulers.
In fact, a preoccupation with death and particularly skulls emerges across the region at this time and in the centuries following, with human remains commonly buried inside people’s houses.An Ancient Site with Human Skulls on Display - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Jo Marchant|September 2, 2020|Nautilus
Now, Nelly is not famous for his political activism or preoccupation with African-American issues.Not Every Black Celebrity Has to Take a Stand on Ferguson|Amy Zimmerman|August 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates observed a preoccupation with exit over strategy.
Everyone is aware of the Asian cultural preoccupation with saving face.
This was an unprecedentedly practical attempt to hasten on the Last Days, that recurrent Protestant preoccupation.Why Won’t the West Defend Middle Eastern Christians?|Diarmaid MacCulloch|October 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Testing preoccupation has led to the arts, PE, history, and even sciences being downgraded—and replaced by test prep.A Teach for America Alum On How Testing Is Hurting Our Kids|Jonathan Sheehan|October 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His secret thoughts he buried beneath a continuous mental preoccupation with the vain and the trivial.The Man from Time|Frank Belknap Long
In many passage this preoccupation with aroma appears, surrounding with a subtle cloud all persons and things.Charles Baudelaire, His Life|Thophile Gautier
The fate of Vakoula the Smith was Tchaikovskys chief preoccupation at this time.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
I merely noticed a growing preoccupation in her manner and in her attitude towards me, which changed perceptibly.Mrs. Raffles|John Kendrick Bangs
Mrs. Garden's chief preoccupation was that the new house should have water upstairs and a cupboard at every turn.Mushroom Town|Oliver Onions