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The Smith family has occupied this farm for over a hundred years.
All the seats on the bus were occupied.
The region was quickly occupied by foreign troops.
an occupying army/force
An estimated 3,000 people assembled at Battery Park with the intention of occupying Wall Street.
I spoke at length with various religious folk during my time in Occupy London.
I need some way to occupy the kids for an hour.
You keep him occupied down here while I check upstairs.
He's still fully occupied with writing his report.
You need to find something to occupy yourself with when you retire.
These thoughts occupied my mind, though I tried to sleep.
The problem has been occupying me all week.
My mind's been too occupied with moving to think about a vacation.
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