Usage examples for obsessing

  1. With his obsessing fear of the possibility of unpleasantness, added to the memory that he had denied all knowledge of her when in San Diego, he would not, or could not, face the fact- simple enough if he had not complicated it for himself- that the friendship had continued. – Edgar Saltus: The Man by Marie Saltus
  2. Both corrigans and lutins are supposed to guard hidden treasure; some trouble horses at night; some, like their English cousins, may help in the house- work after all the family are asleep; some cause nightmare; some carry a torch like a Welsh death- candle; some trouble men and women like obsessing spirits; and nearly all of them are mischievous. – The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries by W. Y. Evans Wentz
  3. My boyhood was filled with obsessing desires. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  4. Your object is to fight on his side, remember, against this thing that is obsessing him. – The Necromancers by Robert Hugh Benson
  5. But no obsession is possible, in any case, unless there is something within the victim responsive to the moral defect of the obsessing entity. – Elementary Theosophy by L. W. Rogers
  6. I knew that it must come at last, and it did, catching her unawares in the middle of a sentence- undertaken, I fancy, solely as a defence against the insidious craving that was obsessing her. – The Jervaise Comedy by J. D. Beresford
  7. I strove to dispel this obsessing thought, resolutely fixing my attention upon a tall Etruscan vase in the corner of the window, near to the shop door. – The Devil Doctor by Sax Rohmer
  8. Hot- eyed and restless, he wore out the long afternoon in feverish impatience, slipping now and then into the shadow land of delirium when the pain was severest, but clinging always to the obsessing idea. – The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush by Francis Lynde
  9. When she finally went to bed behind an improvised screen in a corner of the big living- room, she was long unable to sleep, owing to obsessing thoughts that wouldn't be banished. – The Peace of Roaring River by George van Schaick
  10. Steadily this thought of stealing kept growing in his soul, obsessing him, evolving into a resistless, overwhelming determination. – Their Son; The Necklace by Eduardo Zamacois
  11. The abnormally exaggerated sensation, feeling and imagination of the subject under hypnotic control are made possible because the higher, critical and restraining faculties and powers of will, reason and self- control are temporarily or permanently benumbed and paralyzed by the stronger will of the hypnotist or of the obsessing intelligence. – Nature Cure by Henry Lindlahr
  12. I realized I was babbling, my usual prelude to obsessing – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  13. And so Paul told her of all his life, of Bludston, of Barney Bill, of the model days, of the theatre, of Jane, of his father; and he showed her the cornelian heart and expounded its significance; and he talked of his dearest lady, Miss Winwood, and his work on the Young England League, and his failure to grip in this disastrous election, and he went back to the brickfield and his flight from the Life School, and his obsessing dream of romantic parentage and the pawning of his watch at Drane's Court; and in the full tide of it all a perturbed butler appeared at the door. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  14. She was pale with rage- rage which was none the less obsessing because it had in it the element of terror. – Children of the Desert by Louis Dodge
  15. His obsessing thought had not been able to change his essential knowledge of either Desire or John. – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  16. Nervous breakdown threatened me at any moment; the ghastly experience at the Gate House together with Carneta's grief- stricken face when I had parted from her were obsessing memories which I sought in vain to shake off. – The Quest of the Sacred Slipper by Sax Rohmer
  17. The noise of breaking was plainly heard, and for a quarter of an hour I kept in that troublesome position, and if the circumstances had been different I should have laughed to see how motionless the creature was; but I restrained myself, remembering my design of completely turning the fellow's head, or at least of obsessing him for a time. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  18. A mill seemed to be working inside my head; I could not banish obsessing ideas; at times I could hardly read a book, and found it painful to look at even a printed page. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh