occupy


occupy
01. Children need something to [occupy] their time; otherwise, they get bored.
02. The outhouse was [occupied], so I had to pee in the bushes.
03. You children need to find something to [occupy] your time instead of sitting around watching television all day.
04. The Americans [occupied] Okinawa until sometime in the 1960s, I believe.
05. How long after the war did the [occupation] of Germany last?
06. Being a teacher at the college doesn't have many [occupational] hazards, except perhaps for breathing in chalk dust.
07. He has changed [occupations] a number of times during his career.
08. Many [occupations] which were previously considered only for men, such as truck driving, are now becoming more and more common for women.
09. Is there another changeroom here? This one is [occupied] at the moment.
10. Queen Elizabeth once said that work is the rent you pay for the room you [occupy] on Earth.
11. Excuse me, is this seat [occupied]?
12. The maintenance of an ethnic culture is supported when the community [occupies] a recognizable territory.
13. There is a Chinese proverb which says that if you wish to know what most [occupies] a man's thoughts, you have only to listen to his conversation.
14. Glaciers [occupy] 10 percent of the world's land surface, an area as large as South America.
15. Seventy percent of our Earth's surface is [occupied] by oceans.
16. There is only one city in the world, Istanbul, which [occupies] parts of two continents.
17. On June 14, 1940, the Swastika was raised on the Eiffel Tower as the German army entered and [occupied] Paris.
18. The [occupants] of the vehicle that was hit by the train were both killed.
19. The rebels vowed to drive out the foreign [occupiers] from their country.
20. The sole [occupant] of the car that crashed was uninjured in the accident.
21. While in the hospital, she has been [occupying] her time doing crossword puzzles.
22. Research suggests that after being spanked, children are [preoccupied] with their punishment, and forget the reason why they were hit.
23. This foreign [occupier] and its soldiers must be driven out of our land.

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