absently


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Synonyms for absently

in an absentminded or preoccupied manner

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I was still on the same side of the way; now mechanically walking forward a few paces; now stopping again absently.
He listened absently to a long dun from the type-writer people, his mind busy with ways and means of finding a job.
she queried absently, intent on the heaven-sent justification she was finding in his arms.
What bothers me," remarked Peter absently, "is that skull.
What I would like to know is if Aunt Olivia is going to be married," said the Story Girl absently.
Even now, in his private practice, he's nothing like the old Woody Allen-ish cliche of the therapist listening absently while the patient lies on the couch.
I absently picked up a glossy magazine hoping to distract the direction of my thoughts.
About a hundred yards from the bodies, they found Phil (Rocky McMurray), another Broke Jaw ranch resident, sitting and absently reciting the poem "Antigonish" as a crow picked at his brain.
Absently, I passed the list to my eight-year-old, highlighted which days he could participate and asked him to choose something .
She looks absently towards but not into the strong light, which emanates from the left and defines her face.
Aged eight, I'd spend hours with my head against the cool glass of the bay window, devouring Roald Dahl with a string of strawberry laces dangling absently from my mouth, then awkwardly slamming Dad's computer keyboard trying to create my own characters.
The theme of intimacy and devotion is also suggested in Khakhar's large watercolours, such as the Kalighat-style Ram Bhakt Hanuman (1998), in which the prince and the god embrace, and Picture Taken on Their 30th Wedding Anniversary (1998), in which the smiling wife absently cradles her husband's penis in her hand.
Yeah, OK that sounds great," Jerry absently tells Blair, ignoring her in his drive for inspiration, and later nonchalantly reading over her test results and dumping them in a trash can after she storms out of the room.
Grey's future seems bleak, especially the day he is fired, but everything begins to turn around the moment he absently sinks down on a bench occupied by wealthy Gloria Withers.