be absorbed by (something)

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be absorbed by (something)

To have all of one's attention, interest, or identity completely dominated by or engrossed in something. I was so absorbed by the movie that I didn't even notice you coming in! He is so absorbed by his work that he doesn't have enough time for his family anymore.
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The little river which turned sharply in its course, and was thus immediately lost to sight, seemed to have no exit from its prison, but to be absorbed by the deep green foliage of the trees to the east -- while in the opposite quarter (so it appeared to me as I lay at length and glanced upward) there poured down noiselessly and continuously into the valley, a rich golden and crimson waterfall from the sunset fountains of the sky.
I fancied that each shadow, as the sun descended lower and lower, separated itself sullenly from the trunk that gave it birth, and thus became absorbed by the stream; while other shadows issued momently from the trees, taking the place of their predecessors thus entombed.
I admit that I was absorbed by the distant view, so absorbed that I didn't notice then that the motif of the story is almost identical with the motif of "The Lagoon.
If at first the members of the council thought that Kutuzov was pretending to sleep, the sounds his nose emitted during the reading that followed proved that the commander in chief at that moment was absorbed by a far more serious matter than a desire to show his contempt for the dispositions or anything else- he was engaged in satisfying the irresistible human need for sleep.
Lucy was too entirely absorbed by the evil that had befallen her,--the spoiling of her pretty best clothes, and the discomfort of being wet and dirty,--to think much of the cause, which was entirely mysterious to her.
I believe it's influenced me enormously," she said, in the tone of one absorbed by the possibilities of some view just presented to them; "but in my life there's so little scope for it," she added.
These earlier snowmelts have increased the amount of sunlight absorbed by the ground.
1502-32(b)(3)(i)(A) provides that a parent's basis in member stock is adjusted in the year such losses are absorbed by the group (i.
The heat absorbed by the glass was vented through louvered elements in the top of the walkway.
Caprosyn sutures are composed of unique and advanced polymers that deliver maximum wound support, pliability, and knot security and can be absorbed by the body in as little as 56 days.
With ClearWeld, the laser passes through the clear plastic, but stops at the joint, where it is absorbed by the ink and generates enough heat to create a weld.
Energy given off by the reaction is absorbed by cells in light organs beneath the fly's transparent abdomen.
On a hot, muggy May afternoon, with his dukes up, a frightened boy was absorbed by heat.
How well its calcium is absorbed by older women is unknown.
In addition, the local deposit insurance fund (FOPA - Fondo para la Proteccion del Ahorrante) will provide liquid resources to this trust for the equivalent of 40% of liabilities absorbed by BI (GTQ360 million).