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absorbed in thought

Fully and deeply engrossed in a thought or idea, often to such a degree as to be unaware of or insensitive to the outside world. It's no use trying to talk to Helen when she's absorbed in thought like that; it's as if we don't even exist!
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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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absorb oneself in someone or something

Fig. [for someone] to become very interested or preoccupied with something or someone else's interests. Tom would often absorb himself in his children's activities on weekends.
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absorb someone in(to) something

[of a person or a group of people] to include someone in all the activities of the group; to integrate someone into something. The club absorbed the new members into the organization.
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absorb something in(to) something

[of matter or substance] to draw something into itself. The sponge absorbed all the moisture into its fibers.
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absorb something with something

to soak up a fluid with something. Henry absorbed the spilled milk with a sponge.
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Frears' greatest trick was making The Deal an invigorating, absorbingly rich pocket history of modern British politics.
Thompson II's book of the same name, absorbingly and intelligently explores the events leading up to the battleship's blast in Turret Two and the subsequent investigation that apparently whitewashed the truth and employed homophobia to tar the reputations of two sailors.
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest (15) Fans of Larsson's book will be aghast at the changes made in the Swedish trilogy's finale as shady figures seek to prevent Lisbeth going to trial, but as a procedural/conspiracy thriller this is absorbingly gripping.
One can only wish that its absorbingly fresh account of literature and the interpreting process--"here and now," as Wellbery puts it with infectious enthusiasm in his essay on Goethe's Faust--will reach the broadest possible audience.
Once it gets into its investigative stride, the complex pieces of the jigsaw start slotting into place and connections and explanations are revealed, it becomes absorbingly intelligent viewing.
Back on something like the penetrating form of early masterpieces Matewan and City of Hope, by working from a murder mystery template in similar fashion to Chinatown writer-director John Sayles unravels an absorbingly thoughtful and disturbingly plausible socio-political film noir.
However, while absorbingly setting out a climate of political power games between the incumbent Roman authority and the Sanhedrin, it's here that the film has attracted the most criticism in regard to its alleged anti-Semitism.
But these are minor reservations in the face of such an absorbingly cinematic and literary character-driven work that is witty and never dry, and in which the thriller, political, romantic and human elements dovetail to such compelling effect.
It wouldn't be a proper Dogme movie if there weren't some darkness to the plot but, while euthanasia, a crisis of faith and the discovery of a poignant personal connection between two of the characters cast clouds, it's the humour, generosity of spirit and warmth imbuing these absorbingly real stories and endearingly real characters that send you home lifted by joy rather than burdened with despair.
By defeating Emanuel Couto and the baby-faced Antonio Van Grichen 6-1, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (10-8) in a contest that came absorbingly alive after a one-sided first set, Henman and Rusedski took Britain to within one match of a return to the elite world group.