What does the word absorption mean?

Usage examples for absorption

  1. Enthusiasm is the absorption of the individual in the object contemplated from the vividness or intensity of his conceptions and convictions: fanaticism is heat, or accumulation and direction, of feeling acquired by contagion, and relying on the sympathy of sect or confederacy; intense sensation with confused or dim conceptions. – Literary Remains, Vol. 2 by Coleridge
  2. Nothing can be further removed from the confusion of the two Powers, or from the absorption of the one by the other, than this Idea of their relation. – Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom by T. W. Allies
  3. After half an hour that seemed to Justice Higginbotham only a few minutes, so keen had been his absorption in the task, Professor Brierly and Matthews stepped back. – Death Points a Finger by Will Levinrew

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