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Definition of Preoccupation


  1. The act of preoccupying, or taking possession of beforehand; the state of being preoccupied; prepossession.
  2. Anticipation of objections.

Preoccupation Quotations

Sorrow for sin is indeed necessary, but it should not be an endless preoccupation. You must dwell also on the glad remembrance of God's loving-kindness; otherwise, sadness will harden the heart and lead it more deeply into despair.
Saint Bernard

But because we live in an age of science, we have a preoccupation with corroborating our myths.
Michael Shermer

I am profoundly fascinated by cruelty, fear, horror and death. My films show my preoccupation with violence, the pathology of violence.
Fritz Lang

War on terrorism defines the central preoccupation of the United States in the world today, and it does reflect in my view a rather narrow and extremist vision of foreign policy of the world's first superpower, of a great democracy, with genuinely idealistic traditions.
Zbigniew Brzezinski

When the soul is understood and attended to, we can be liberated from hurry, preoccupation, unsatisfied desires, and chronic discontent.
John Ortberg
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Preoccupation Translations

preoccupation in German is Vertieftseins
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