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What is the noun for preoccupying?

What's the noun for preoccupying? Here's the word you're looking for.

  1. The state of being preoccupied or an idea that preoccupies the mind; enthrallment.
  2. The act of occupying something before someone else.
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  4. Examples:
    1. “The nineteenth-century preoccupation with Orientalism provided a strong design influence well into the twentieth century.”
      “There is both an institutional and individual preoccupation with measurement of performance.”
      “She experienced a constant preoccupation about her marriage and developed an awareness of her husband's complete detachment from her and everybody else.”
  1. plural of preoccupation
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  3. Examples:
    1. “Immune to the seductions of fashion, Brookner's preoccupations have nonetheless begun to parallel contemporary anxieties.”
      “Few sportsmen have ever been so consumed by preoccupations with image, publicity and puerile self-justification.”
      “Alongside the need for patriotic resistance, the preoccupations of contemporary politics are calculated to reanimate Tory instincts.”
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