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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of obsess.
  • adj. Intensely preoccupied with or by a given topic or emotion; driven by a specified obsession.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having or showing excessive or compulsive concern; -- used with with.
  • adj. influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something
  • adj. influenced or controlled by a powerful force such as a strong emotion


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  • Some people are just to thick or plain obsessed to be reached with rational arguments.

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  • Duncan I dread to think what you might be teaching but rest assurred obsessed is the opposite of my attitude to Duncan Connors.

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  • At the same time, the professional investment managers of mutual and pension funds remain obsessed with their own quarterly performance, by which they are judged.

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  • Its exploration of the conflict between classes and between "liberated youth" and the repressed older generation might seem to fix the film to the 60s era it to some extent does seek to render, but its very lack of affect and its unostentatious surface (the youth with whom Sandy Dennis's character becomes obsessed is not a blustering radical but for much of the film simply remains silent) lure us in and prevent it from being an obvious period piece.


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  • I’m allowing several posts to languish, while I continue to remain obsessed with all things growing in my yard I promise we’re collectively doing more than watching stuff grow ♥ though that does remain my favorite summertime activity thus far!

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  • News at Eleven: The irony of course was that his father, whom Langston Hughes referred to as "Our father who art in Mexico," may have left America but in his mind and values he would always be essentially American, which is to say obsessed with money greed and success.

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  • Hundley has been described as obsessed, crazy, jilted but now she ` s giving her side of the story, telling ABC ` s "Good Morning America" she never stalked Phillips and instead claims, "Hey, I ` m the victim here."

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