True happiness, we are told, consists in getting out of one's self, but the point is not only to get out - you must stay out; and to stay out you must have some absorbing errand. From LearnThat.org. [Henry James]
Adjective : an absorbing drama. From Dictionary.com.
In his skilled hands, these two journeys are rivetingly told, in absorbing, meticulous detail. From Wordnik.com. [James Swanson's "Bloody Crimes," reviewed by John Waugh] Reference
Chillingly, the report added, "They may also find difficulty in absorbing the additional costs, to comply with the Directive.". From Wordnik.com. [The ultimate in fatuity?] Reference
Through it all, though our costs inevitably increased to some degree, we were generally successful in absorbing them internally. From Wordnik.com. [Canada and the Anti-Inflation ProgramOne Year Later] Reference
McGahee suffered a neck injury in absorbing a vicious blow from safety Ryan Clark after catching a pass over the middle with 3: 29 remaining. From Wordnik.com. ['This is a 12-round slugfest,' but Steelers too tough for Ravens] Reference
Prospects for the record labels absorbing the entire increase are dim. From Wordnik.com. [doggdot.us] Reference
In fact, Master of the Secret Sea could even be described as absorbing, if we were feeling kind. From Wordnik.com. [SLACKERJACK – Gravity Master] Reference
Still 11 years is too much observing and absorbing, which is why if you feel that you have the talent to do it just go for it. From Wordnik.com. [Qwaider Planet] Reference
So I was kind of absorbing this onslaught, and I think at some point I tried to insult him back. From Wordnik.com. [GEORGE AND HILLY] Reference
They are all shocked and devastated, and still kind of absorbing the entire impact of everything that has occurred. From Wordnik.com. [CNN Transcript Nov 17, 2005] Reference
That's also very interesting about superpowers "absorbing" their neighbors, but the US not doing that to its neighbor to the north. From Wordnik.com. [provincial talk] Reference
Consumer activist and Connecticut native Ralph Nader said Friday he is "absorbing" the reaction he's receiving about a possible bid for. From Wordnik.com. [Mike Lux: Death Wish Politics] Reference
The word "absorbing" is perhaps the difficulty in their minds. From Wordnik.com. [Sex and Common-Sense] Reference
Pumps supply a flow and not all types could also work in reverse "absorbing" a flow. From Wordnik.com. [CR4 - Recent Forum Threads and Blog Entries] Reference
Ralph Nader said Friday he is "absorbing" the reaction he's receiving about a possible bid for the U.S. From Wordnik.com. [USATODAY.com News - Top Stories] Reference
Root tissue also can perform functions such as absorbing oxygen that is used in the process of respiration. From Wordnik.com. [Recently Uploaded Slideshows] Reference
He promised to aid our efforts but he disliked the idea of Petrograd "absorbing" the historic material of the Ukraina. From Wordnik.com. [My Disillusionment in Russia]
The 75-year-old consumer advocate and Connecticut native said Friday that he is "absorbing" feedback about a possible bid. From Wordnik.com. [ABC 4: Top Stories] Reference
Terrance Malick doesn’t often direct but when he does its the kind of absorbing and powerful dramas that leave a lasting impression. From Wordnik.com. [This Week’s MOVIEDROME | Obsessed With Film] Reference
The budget, absorbing a fifth of the national income, is different. From Wordnik.com. [Candidate For The Status Quo] Reference
Link's movie is an absorbing tale of cultural displacement and adjustment. From Wordnik.com. [We Had A Farm In Africa] Reference
We're having much less difficulty absorbing Muslim immigrants than Europe is. From Wordnik.com. [True Secularist] Reference
Now add Stephen Harrigan's absorbing novel "The Gates of the Alamo" to the list. From Wordnik.com. [Overhauling The Alamo] Reference
Kirstein's coming of age makes an absorbing tale, and his mind is a national treasure. From Wordnik.com. [To Be Young, Gifted And Rich] Reference
In a series of letters, Turmer delivers an absorbing account of the first half of 1990. From Wordnik.com. [Snap Judgment: Books] Reference
Meanwhile, the United States created 26 million jobs, absorbing 95 percent of new workers. From Wordnik.com. [Why America Creates Jobs] Reference
Early impressions of Benjamin Netanyahu are also perhaps even more absorbing in retrospect. From Wordnik.com. [What Was Bill Thinking?] Reference
Yet here we are at season eight, and suddenly 24 feels as absorbing, vital, and relevant as ever. From Wordnik.com. [The Real Reality TV] Reference
As Michelle Arnove (remember her?) discovered, an overwhelmed mind has trouble absorbing anything. From Wordnik.com. [Memory] Reference
With Forbes absorbing most of the attention -- and punishment -- in Des Moines, Dole managed to keep calm. From Wordnik.com. [The Sum Of Dole's Fears] Reference
He didn't quite understand that the American people cannot be trusted with absorbing the consequences of war. From Wordnik.com. [Yes, We Can Handle The Truth] Reference
Cisco has created a kind of assembly line for absorbing and indoctrinating new acquisitions in the "Cisco way.". From Wordnik.com. [Buying American] Reference
The banks-or most of them -- have raised billions in new capital, and they have turned the corner in absorbing past losses. From Wordnik.com. [The Recession's Over (Shhh!)] Reference
In her letter to Gates, Sebelius worried that absorbing the prisoners might have a "negative economic impact on the community.". From Wordnik.com. [We’re Not in Kansas] Reference
What results is another thoroughly absorbing first novel: harrowing, poetic and tragic enough to satisfy both Faulkner and Oprah. From Wordnik.com. [Newsweek's Best Novels Of 2000] Reference
Georgia Tech scientist Jud Ready made a grid of millions of nanotubes and coated them with a light-absorbing semiconductor material. From Wordnik.com. [Tubes of Light] Reference
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