monopolize

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Honeythunder was very eloquent; but perhaps I may venture to say, without ill- nature, that he rather monopolised the occasion.
Lady Carey monopolised at first the greater part of the conversation.
To telecommunications, however, have now been added technologies allowing an increasing proportion of our waking attention to be monopolised by synthetic experience (television, virtual reality, and so on) - a circumstance that rings alarm bells in many domains, including that of architecture.