Definition of all-absorbing in English:


Line breaks: all-absorb¦ing


  • Taking up all one’s attention: an all-absorbing interest in one subject an all-absorbing cause
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    • Suddenly, at the beginning of 1945, Artaud began to draw in such an all-absorbing way that it appeared to Ferdière that a crucial shift in his behavior had taken place.
    • At this period, he was but a youth; and it is not to be supposed, that he engaged in the business of instruction, and prosecuted it with that all-absorbing interest and determination of purpose, which distinguished his ministerial career.
    • In Simla the burning questions are polo finals, racing and the all-absorbing tennis tournaments.

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