- v. Simple past tense and past participle of engross. (in either sense)
- adj. Preoccupied with something to the exclusion of everything else.
- adj. of a document finalized, written in large letters.
- adj. written formally in a large clear script, as a deed or other legal document
- adj. giving or marked by complete attention to
“Train has a 3-and-a-1/2 star rating on Amazon. com, with readers who say they were "completely engrossed from the opening line.”
“Finished the new Wired yesterday -- in addition ot the already-mentioned-here Long Tail article, there were three other very noteworthy features that had me engrossed from the first graf:”
“At first when I the first few words of this book, I was engrossed from the start.”
“The original is in Latin, engrossed on rolls of parchment, and is in the office of the Secre - tary of the Commonwealth.”
“The sunlight spilled over her shoulder and across the page, reflecting light on her face, her expression completely engrossed.”
“The original version of the Declaration was "engrossed" (a word for preparing an official document in a large, clear hand) on parchment (which is an animal skin, stretched and treated to preserve it).”
“The Declaration was probably "engrossed" by Timothy Matlack, an assistant to Charles Thompson, the Secretary of the Continental Congress.”
“The silly tutorials and goofy cast will keep children "engrossed" for hours.”
“But to Taranto, it's Cleland whose views on war we should ignore because after being "engrossed" by the war for three years, he has finally become so emotionally affected by the endless killings that he finds it difficult to read about it every day.”
“To the contrary, he's been to use Cleland's word "engrossed" by it -- as anyone who follows the news knows -- and only now feels himself, after 3 1/2 years of this war, wanting to avoid the grim news from Iraq because it's understandably causing him to re-live his own experiences in Vietnam.”
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