Antonyms of ENGROSSED

Examples of usage:

  1. To soothe poor Helen, to lead her thoughts even for a moment from the subject that engrossed them, and to keep her as much as possible from gazing in vain tenderness and hopeless agony upon the body of her father, became the sole occupation of Rosalind during the dreadful interval between the real loss of the beloved being to whom the soul of his child still fondly clung, and the apparently more final separation still which took place when all that was left of him was borne from the house. "The Vicar of Wrexhill" by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  2. The public mind, however, soon became engrossed by a more interesting incident. "Mr. Jack Hamlin's Mediation and Other Stories" by Bret Harte
  3. The news from Paris engrossed all his attention. "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte" by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
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