absently absently


  • (adv) in an absentminded or preoccupied manner


  1. Only last fortnight Prague's Nrodni Politika, commenting absently on the spy situation, observed with interest that Russian spies seemed to be unusually numerous this year.
  2. Never was there such an absent-minded professor, or one so absently played.


  • Exeter's George Olson discovers eats on a train

    "So, how about a trip to see Roz and Jim?" George subtly slips in during the morning reading of the newspaper. "Uhh, what? Oh, sure, fine," Sue responds absently as I had hoped. Does she really know what I asked? No matter, I've got the OK.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Portsmouth Herald

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