Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

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

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

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Examples

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

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

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  • The next shows us a crazy shut-in obsessed by TV yet discovering romance (this is the second-best tale in the book), followed by another drawn metaphor, about a boy chained to a stone of worries, and then an abused child.

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  • Whilst the Australian Government (and Opposition) remain obsessed with regulating the internet, nothing is being proposed or done to increase the affordability of broadband, cost being the main factor that limits the offering of free wireless in Australian cafes.

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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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  • While I am completely in obsessed with Twilight, I’m also obsessed with other fantasy creations, such as the TV show Supernatural.

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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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  • 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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