absorbed in thought

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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! Sorry, what did you say? I was absorbed in thought there. A: "Hey, did you hear the phone ring?" B: "Oh wow, no, I didn't. I guess I've been absorbed in thought."
See also: absorb, thought
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