That editor, Adam Sanger, is preoccupied by, among other things, the privileged status of his colleague Don Grady.
Living vicariously through his teammates was better than being home, preoccupied each day with his eroding strength.
These are some of the questions that have preoccupied me since co-chairing the congressional inquiry into 9/11.
Now, few filmmakers are as preoccupied with time as Richard Linklater.
George W. Bush is not preoccupied with his legacy—nor with his popularity.
Less calm than he could have wished, Demetrios could not succeed in fixing his preoccupied thoughts.
"She hasn't any tolerance in her, anyhow," and he was grave and preoccupied all through dinner.
He paused, preoccupied; he was thinking less of his hearers than of himself.
He'll never benefit himself in that way, patient and preoccupied workman.
The Neapolitan was one of those most preoccupied with esthetics.
"absorbed in thought," 1823, past participle adjective from preoccupy (v.). Earlier it meant "occupied in advance."