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Origin of preoccupation
Examples from the Web for preoccupation
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.
Another sign is a preoccupation with purging the party of heretics.More Sarah Palin Than Ronald Reagan: CPAC’s Paranoid Style|John Avlon|March 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Political finger-pointing has been the preoccupation, but action has been lacking.Where’s the Retaliation for American Deaths in Benghazi and Algeria?|John Avlon|January 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The preoccupation with martial arts, though, is very much Tarantino.‘Telegraph Avenue’: Michael Chabon on His Obsessive Novel of Fandom|Josh Dzieza|September 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
To this preoccupation of man and dog may be ascribed the ensuing catastrophe.Caybigan|James Hopper
Probably this was the result of his general physical weakness and in part it was due to his preoccupation with literary labours.Priestley in America|Edgar F. Smith
Whether it was the “Cubs” or the “Tigers” made no impression on his preoccupation.The Gay Gnani of Gingalee|Florence Huntley
What is the use to the modern man of this “monumental” contemplation of the past, this preoccupation with the rare and classic?Thoughts Out of Season (Part II)|Friedrich Nietzsche
Spenser was at work on his Faerie Queene, alongside his preoccupation with state business, for nearly twenty years.Vanishing Roads and Other Essays|Richard Le Gallienne
1550s, "state of occupying beforehand," from Latin praeoccupationem (nominative praeoccupatio) "a seizing beforehand, anticipation," noun of action from past participle stem of praeoccupare, from prae- "before" (see pre-) + occupare "seize" (see occupy). Meaning "mental absorption" is from 1854. Earlier its secondary sense was "bias, prejudice" (c.1600).