Absorption, engrossment, full concern with subject matter for its own sake, nurture it.
Sleep, food, fresh air, everything was forgotten in the engrossment of work.
Her engrossment in her own reflection irritated him, so he did not look at her.
In 1876 it was lost by one vote; and in 1880 lost on engrossment.
It is then put in shape by the committee on engrossment, after which it is read a third time and finally passed.
Yes, in all the tumultuous pride and engrossment of that, there was no place—how could there be place?
From prudence, natural inclination, and engrossment in other pursuits, Parmentier took no part in the political storm then raging.
There had been the engrossment of transcendent emotion in repelling the charge.
Finlay, indeed, it may be confessed at once, he and not his message was her engrossment from the beginning.
But, at the information received, Newt forgot his wrath in the engrossment of a sudden idea.