Neither Limbaugh nor other leading talkers worry about the overall “approval ratings” that obsess politicians.
The professor known as Wittgenstein (and Iyer) obsess about the notion of thought itself on almost every page.
Or why did America obsess over the trial of Jodi Arias, who killed a white man?
It's about parents turning childish themselves as they obsess over a fight between their offspring at the park.
Alternatively, they obsess about the celebrity they saw wearing those jeans or that handbag in the pages of US Weekly.
Knowing ourselves superior to the anxieties, troubles, and worries which obsess us, we are superior.
But my fears that their mental suggestions might obsess her were baseless.
Was that man going to obsess her vision everywhere, and must she try to like him just because he was a minister?
He could not quite account for this sudden shadow which seemed to obsess the room.
The fear she had expressed to Tunis Latham the evening before did not obsess her.
c.1500, "to besiege," from Latin obsessus, past participle of obsidere "watch closely; besiege, occupy; stay, remain, abide" literally "sit opposite to," from ob "against" (see ob-) + sedere "sit" (see sedentary). Of evil spirits, "to haunt," from 1530s. Psychological sense is 20c. Related: Obsessed; obsessing.