absentmindedly absentmindedly

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in an absentminded or preoccupied manner

Usage(s):

  1. You get a quick message from a friend on Facebook, click on the link and absentmindedly log in to a website pretending to be Facebook.
  2. Standing at the blackboard before his class, he used absentmindedly to place five or six pieces of chalk on the back of his hand, toss them in the air and catch them all.
  3. There was Sinclair Lewis, who sort of absentmindedly squeezed Mary's knee under a Greenwich Village tablecloth.

News

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    He still hears the screams, sees the agonizing facial expressions on his friends as they die, feels the blood splattering across his face. Absentmindedly, he starts to wipe away at the lenses of his glasses.
    on July 8, 2013     Source: Stars and Stripes

Quotes

  1. Eric Carle commented, "I am delighted that for 40 years readers all over the world have enjoyed The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a story idea that came to me while I absentmindedly punched holes into a stack of papers. The story to me is one of hope, of...
    on Feb 26, 2009 By: Eric Carle Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  2. "That's right -- while talking about Ryan, I absentmindedly penciled him," Williams said.
    on May 17, 2009 By: Dick Williams Source: MLB.com

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