• WordNet 3.6
    • adj occupied having ones attention or mind or energy engaged "she keeps herself fully occupied with volunteer activities","deeply engaged in conversation"
    • adj occupied resided in; having tenants "not all the occupied (or tenanted) apartments were well kept up"
    • adj occupied held or filled or in use "she keeps her time well occupied","the wc is occupied"
    • adj occupied seized and controlled as by military invasion "the occupied countries of Europe"
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    “If you are pre-occupied with life and death then you aren't ready for heaven.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “The eyes like sentinel occupy the highest place in the body.”
  • Daniel Webster
    “The most important thought that ever occupied my mind is that of my individual responsibility to God.”
  • Letitia Elizabeth Landon
    Letitia Elizabeth Landon
    “No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable.”
  • Arnold H. Glasgow
    Arnold H. Glasgow
    “Ideas not coupled with action never become bigger than the brain cells they occupied.”


In literature:

It occupies the courtyard of Salisbury or Dorset House.
"Dickens' London" by Francis Miltoun
They possess vast lands and occupy the greater part of the further bank of the Danube.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
While Lieutenant Colonel Washington was occupied in so spectacular a fashion, the town trustees were not without their troubles, also.
"Seaport in Virginia" by Gay Montague Moore
Perhaps a hundred similar bunks occupied every available inch in the little loft.
"Gold" by Stewart White
This occupies as high a place in England, as any other apple.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
The American commander occupied a forward cabin suite on the upper deck.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
Wise, who occupied lodgings at the same hotel.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Anne hoped the gentlemen might each be too much self-occupied to hear.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
During the Civil War, Chatsworth was occasionally occupied as a fortress by both parties.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
Thus, it will be seen, that all the important points of the line were almost simultaneously occupied.
"History of Morgan's Cavalry" by Basil W. Duke
It contains eleven prefectural cities, and occupies an area of 58,950 sq.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
Occupying it the 23rd of July, he despatched one division of it to overrun Rohilkhand, another to occupy Agra.
"Rulers of India: Akbar" by George Bruce Malleson
This battle will always occupy a prominent place in the memory of every man of the battery.
"Diary of Battery A, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery" by Theodore Reichardt
This institution, with the houses of its officers, occupied the greater part of Park Place.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
Occupied a position of great prominence in the political and business life of the province.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
This chapel does not occupy the precise centre of the apse.
"The Pictureque Antiquities of Spain;" by Nathaniel Armstrong Wells
When the Abbasids had occupied the throne, they pursued this policy to its logical conclusion.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
I have every hour of the day occupied.
"Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles" by Mrs. Henry Wood
Some one has entered the suite which I am occupying.
"813" by Maurice Leblanc
One day, in fact, the heights that surrounded the valley appeared occupied one after the other by troops of armed men.
"Annals of a Fortress" by E. Viollet-le-Duc

In poetry:

Occupy some worthy place,
Care not if it soil;
Honest labor's no disgrace;
Man was made to toil.
"Labor" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
Star-adoring, occupied,
Virtue cannot bend her,
Just to please a poet's pride,
To parade her splendor.
"Loss And Gain" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Memory of sun seeps from the heart.
What is it? — Dark?
Perhaps! Winter will have occupied us
In the night.
"Memory Of Sun" by Anna Akhmatova
Creation's harder, better part
Now occupies his hand:
I marvel not the mother's heart
Not yet could understand.
"The Mother Mary" by George MacDonald
From Whitsuntide to Whitsuntide––
That is to say, all through the year––
Her patient pen was occupied
With songs and tales of pleasant cheer.
"A Ballad Of A Bun" by Sir Owen Seaman
Fond of the speculative height,
Thither he wings his airy flight,
And thence securely sees
The bustle and the rareeshow,
That occupy mankind below,
Secure and at his ease.
"The Jackdaw" by William Cowper

In news:

A victory for "Occupy Fresno" protestors.
Media Choreography and the Occupy LA Raid.
Occupy retakes Catholic Church building .
The Occupy SF Commune is back.
More than 100 activists went from a march on Market Street to the building at 888 Turk, owned by the Catholic Church, that was occupied not long ago.
Nonprofit Wants to Know if CIA Is Responsible for Evicting Occupy Camps.
The Shangri-La Hotel occupies a landmark building across the River Seine from the Eiffel Tower.
Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris.
New Jersey City University Protesters Adopt Occupy Wall Street Lingo In Protesting Rising Tuition, Cuts To Education.
Occupy Chattanooga protestors live, sleep and eat together.
Occupy Chattanooga members not breaking law, officials say.
As more Americans debate whether to leave the sidelines and join the Occupy Wall Street movement, we should heed Dr King's words.
A consensus has emerged that there really isn't a consensus view among the Occupy Wall Street crowd and its assorted offshoots.
If there was ever a time for Weekend to reappear, it's our recessionary, Occupied era.
Instead, the city paid $5.4 million in property taxes for the 46,000 square feet of space HMS Host occupies at the airport.

In science:

This model is constructed by filling a regular lattice with “occupied” sites with a certain probability.
II. Territory covered by N random walkers on stochastic fractals. The percolation aggregate
Think of the zeroes as empty spaces and the ones as spaces occupied by kids.
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
At a given time each site can be occupied by a single particle or empty.
Branching annihilating random walk on random regular graphs
Indeed, the CO line observations in ULIRG’s, also combined with those of the stellar nuclear velocity dispersions and effective radii, show them to share the same region of the ”cooling diagram” occupied by ellipticals.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
The growth interface is defined by the maximum occupied site along each column h(x, L), where h(x, L) also takes on discrete values.
Exact solutions to chaotic and stochastic systems
On the other hand, the core occupies a finite fraction c(α) of the vertices for α > e.
Core percolation in random graphs: a critical phenomena analysis
The [O iii]λ5007/Hβ intensity map (Fig. 6b) reveals a remarkably extended high-excitation zone where the O++ ions occupy almost the same volume as H+ .
HST study of the LMC compact star forming region N83B
If it is less than p occupy the (satisfied) bond.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
At the end you will have several clusters of sites connected by occupied bonds.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
The lattice sites are occupied by the relevant species - like atoms or spins.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Let us also assume that a change in vacuum energy δE in the volume occupied by the particle results in an increase or decrease of the particle mass: δm = −δE .
Null Geodesics in Five Dimensional Manifolds
The system can be represented by a set of single-particle states of energy ǫi , each one occupied by a certain number of particles ni .
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids
If the volume of the system is smaller than V1 ≃ exp(x−(d−2)/2 ), where x is the probability that a lattice site is occupied, then the polymer is localized, as in the case of a Gaussian random potential, and RI ∼ (x ln V )−1/(4−d) .
Localization of polymers in a finite medium with fixed random obstacles
This is not the place to explain the latter which occupies the larger part of .
From Subfactors to Categories and Topology II. The quantum double of tensor categories and subfactors
The proof of theorem 6.1 will occupy the remaining part of this section.
Relative Zeta Functions, Determinants, Torsion, Index Theorems and Invariants for Open Manifolds