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Use "preoccupations" in a sentence
"As 2008 winds down, one of the medias favorite preoccupations is to compile “Best Of” lists for the past year and “Predictions” of what may come to pass for the next."
"With the help of psychotherapy and with the passage of time, his hypochondria eased and he began to show “displacement,” the strategy of shifting preoccupations from a painful source to more neutral ground."
"Old Ideas proves that Cohen's long-term preoccupations with sex, death and salvation have endured."