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Origin of preoccupation
OTHER WORDS FROM preoccupationo·ver·pre·oc·cu·pa·tion, nounself-pre·oc·cu·pa·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for preoccupation
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.
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