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Haley pulled out of his pocket sundry newspapers, and began looking over their advertisements, with absorbed interest.
Court, jury, sheriff, and everybody had been too absorbed in observing Wilson's performance to attend to the audience earlier.
Tom swept his brush daintily back and forth -- stepped back to note the effect -- added a touch here and there -- criticised the effect again -- Ben watching every move and getting more and more interested, more and more absorbed.
And so we left him, scarcely conscious of our departure, so absorbed was he in anticipating his father's approach.
There sat Magdalen, in an arm-chair before the long looking-glass, with all her hair let down over her shoulders; absorbed in the study of her part and comfortably arrayed in her morning wrapper, until it was time to dress for dinner.
The doorway soon absorbed her boxes, and she gave me her hand and a smile, and said good night, and was absorbed likewise.
In short, he became so absorbed in his books that he spent his nights from sunset to sunrise, and his days from dawn to dark, poring over them; and what with little sleep and much reading his brains got so dry that he lost his wits.
While the worthy Frenchman was absorbed in the state of the sky and the depression of the temperature, Aouda was experiencing fears from a totally different cause.
There was no more to do in the room, so the poisoner retired stealthily, as though fearing to hear the sound of her own footsteps; but as she withdrew she still held aside the curtain, absorbed in the irresistible attraction always exerted by the picture of death, so long as it is merely mysterious and does not excite disgust.
The little river which turned sharply in its course, and was thus immediately lost to sight, seemed to have no exit from its prison, but to be absorbed by the deep green foliage of the trees to the east -- while in the opposite quarter (so it appeared to me as I lay at length and glanced upward) there poured down noiselessly and continuously into the valley, a rich golden and crimson waterfall from the sunset fountains of the sky.
I gave up, at length, all care of things within the hotel, and became absorbed in contemplation of the scene without.
He became absorbed in the kite, and watched it not only by day, but often all night long.