Prepositions after "preoccupied"

preoccupied with, by, in or about?

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In 87% of cases preoccupied with is used

I was just too preoccupied with Cho.

One is preoccupied with his desires.

He was completely preoccupied with it.

Never daydreams or become preoccupied with their own thoughts when others talk.

Americans are pre-occupied with the Republican Convention and Hurricane Issac.

Being Bangali, they are most assuredly preoccupied with their digestive tracts.

I'd telling you: to be preoccupied with the factual nature of Contact's narrative is to miss the point of it.

Many people nowadays are too pre-occupied with the material pursuits and neglect their health and happiness.

But the male child may not be so involved as he may be preoccupied with the problems of his immediate family.

At Edgbaston, so preoccupied with the short ball was Raina that he was bowled by a half-volley from Anderson.

In 8% of cases preoccupied by is used

Growing up, he was preoccupied by farming.

The ECB is preoccupied by moral-hazard risk.

As I see it, the Gospels are preoccupied by two central themes.

Ironically now that I care about it, and have become preoccupied by it - it's worse.

People enter the meeting preoccupied by various other concerns, under time pressure.

Why are you so obsessed with numbers? It's funny that you would be so preoccupied by them.

I, still decompressing and pre-occupied by energies of 13/1 (which repaid attention! ), hadn't considered this.

The mind, otherwise pre-occupied by the thought of food, now entertains noble thoughts and stays with the Lord.

He must not be confused by administrative matters or preoccupied by various problems from his spiritual mission.

No one of my acquaintance, it seems, is not pre-occupied by the delicious vicissitudes of matters of the heart.

In 2% of cases preoccupied in is used

His wife, preoccupied in the kitchen, totally forgot the matter.

The mother, preoccupied in the kitchen totally forgot the matter.

The butterflies still danced, preoccupied in the center of die clearing.

He said that the navy is much preoccupied in these rescues and is suffering dearly.

Preoccupied in Canberra, Curtin had not actively campaigned in his Fremantle electorate.

Day-boats from Sharm don't come here; liveaboards are preoccupied in the Straits of Tiran.

We are not getting to the root of the problem, since we are too pre-occupied in watering the leaves of our problems.

Media, researchers, physicists, astronomers, philosophers and astrologists became preoccupied in exploring the facts.

We stay preoccupied in our responsibilities and a consistent pattern of abusing our health makes us pay a heavy price.

Perhaps on the rare occasion when I was daydreaming or preoccupied in thought did the opportunity to help someone pass by.

In 1% of cases preoccupied about is used

I've been a tad preoccupied about turning 40.

He also became preoccupied about whether his art would last.

Fortunately, the Indian government does not seem to be much preoccupied about such recognition.

People are so preoccupied about this thing they call ' progress ' and we are not progressing at all.

She was preoccupied about her baby's HIV test results that would be waiting for her at a clinic the next day.

Perhaps something reminds you that she seemed a little pre-occupied about a problem at work last time you spoke.

It seems ministers are more preoccupied about changing planning rules for house extensions than the needs of the energy industry.

Those who remained in areas badly hit by slave- capturing were preoccupied about their freedom rather than with improvements in production.

Is this the worst time of your life, or the best? Jennifer Lopez: I'd preoccupied about some stuff, but it's still the best time of my life.

But at the same time, that it does not become so preoccupied about its internal politics that it loses sight of what its most important mission is.

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