Wednesday, 22 March 2017


I knew that engross meant to fully occupy, as in 'she was so completely engrossed in the Paint Me A Picture that she missed her stop and was late for work*'. What I hadn't realised was that there are two other definitions.

Engross can mean to make a 'fair copy' of a legal document or to reproduce something in a larger format.

Have you ever been involved in any kind of engrossment? Please tell me if you have, as I'm sure I'll find the details engrossing.

*I'm told this actually happened to someone. She's since bought other of my books, so I think I'm forgiven.


  1. Hi Patsy - Paint Me a Picture is a good read - I enjoyed it.

    Engrossing - fascinating example of a word that's changed meaning and one that has more than one meaning ...

    cheers Hilary

    1. Thank you, Hilary - I'm glad you liked it.

  2. Bet that made you feel good to know your book was that engrossing.

  3. Replies
    1. It doesn't seem to get used much, Rosemary.


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