occupy the attention

See: interest
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The place was large enough to afford half an hour's strolling without the monotony of treading continually the same path; and, for those who love to peruse the annals of graveyards, here was variety of inscription enough to occupy the attention for double or treble that space of time.
A fidget cube is a tiny plastic cube covered in things to occupy the attention o f even the most habitual of finger tappers - although admittedly they obviously didn't pull an allnighter coming up with the name.
As ISIS, Iran and Greece occupy the attention of the Western world, China marches forward, except now it is not just building its economy but also a new geopolitics in Asia.
Another trend expected to occupy the attention of food retailers in the months ahead is the rise of the male shopper, according to a study released this month from consumer research firm The Hartman Group and food marketing agency MSLGROUP with the title "Food Shopping in America 2014.
There are numerous more constructive bills, such as the competition law or anti-dynasty bill, that should occupy the attention of the legislators.
in the eveand might occupy the attention of the participants.
Inevitably inadequate - one idea being toyed with is recognition of a Palestinian state in provisional borders that might encompass around 50% of the West Bank - it will nonetheless occupy the attention of the international community, and perhaps even derail the new Palestinian strategy.
According to Bend, Oregon-based MORTECH LLC's Interim MORTECH 2010 Report, released in October, regulatory concerns and federalization of product standards occupy the attention of mortgage lenders--particularly larger lenders.
Although other sub-disciplinary fields have appeared, such as the philosophies of biology and--more recently--chemistry, few would deny that it is the physical sciences which continue to occupy the attention of the majority of philosophers of science.
The question now is whether the vexed issues of Western diplomacy - terrorism in Yemen and Afghanistan, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Iran's nuclear programme - will occupy the attention of China.
Innovations like this will increasingly occupy the attention of the 85 member firms of Civil Engineering Contractors Association (North-East).
The topics that typically occupy the attention of innovation managers are technology/business strategic alignment, project portfolios and funding issues.