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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 (someone or something) in(to)

1. To integrate into a new environment or situation. At least the new company has been able to absorb all of the old employees into its corporate structure
2. To draw or pull a liquid into a porous item. The paper towel quickly absorbed the liquid into itself.
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absorb (oneself) in

To occupy or preoccupy oneself completely with activity or pursuit. Greg absorbed himself in video games every day after school. I wanted to impress Juliet, so I absorbed myself in music by her favorite band.
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absorb (something) with

To draw or pull a liquid into a porous item. I had to absorb the water from the overflowing toilet with large towels to keep it from leaking through the floor.
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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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And it's the consequences of that life-changing moment which carry the musical through to its absorbingly climatic conclusion.
The kids make an absorbingly honest attempt to find a common ground; success is fleeting.
The pub's regulars, while retailing their stories absorbingly, distance themselves, dismissing the stories as a kind of local color, "an ould cod.
But Insatiability is more absorbingly a sendup of Polish society, the last bulwark against world communism, as it counts down to the deluge.
In this biography of Walter de la Mare, Theresa Whistler has written a book of rare sensitivity and perception and one which is absorbingly interesting.
Original, deftly crafted, absorbingly entertaining from beginning to end, Heather Starsong's "Never Again" is a compelling read and clearly establishes this author as an impressively talented storyteller who will leave her readers looking eagerly toward her next novel.
What matters here is less the shock of revelation than the longer, deeper journey of emotional discovery, yielding an absorbingly personal glimpse into a generation of Korean children who were adopted overseas in the late 1980s.
Next year the young pianist returns to perform the Schumann Concerto, but currently we are still getting over the absorbingly direct, uncluttered reading of the Grieg Concerto (so much a homage to the Schumann) which a packed Town Hall audience enjoyed last Wednesday afternoon.
Ladykiller is well-plotted absorbingly populated and set against a cityscape that adds its own layer of drama.
Please Add to & Return," the opening show at the new non profit space Raven Row, the ambivalence of Johnson's position--at once enraptured and suspicious--is absorbingly laid out.
Shawn Slovo's screenplay, adapted from an odd but absorbingly complicated novel by Louis De Bernieres, systematically leeches anything intelligent or compelling out of the piece.
It's another well-written and absorbingly readable story which draws the reader in to Wallander's gloomy, horror-filled world.
After delineating the contemporary horizon of expectation, Rigolot undertakes a thorough analysis, first of 'Le Debat de Folie et d'Amour', showing how 'Folie' subverts the masculine rhetoric of her spokesman, Mercury, and then of Sonnet XVIII, the sonnet of the kiss, of the lips; this is absorbingly related to the tributary Latin ode 'De Aloysae Labaeae Osculis' (Antoine Fumee?
Most of its features would fit inside that image, with room to spare: short duration, compact setting, scenes altered and re-shot endlessly, absorbingly.
Nothing like the book but still an absorbingly thriller.