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.
See also: absorb, by
References in classic literature ?
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.
He seemed to see and hear nothing of what was going on around him and to be absorbed by some depressing and unsolved problem.
You don't have to be a survivor of the volatile '60s to be moved by the humanity of the Panthers, to be absorbed by their passionate defiance.
And if by some chance I were swallowed in a mixture of water, almost none of me would be absorbed by the stomach or intestines, and I would be excreted.