- r in an absentminded or preoccupied manner
he read the letter absently
- He nods, absently, then says: "Well, you're in the right place.
- The warm widow whose puny son he is physically cultivating shows her gratitude for favors absently bestowed, by saving him from an emotional cropper over a "toff" (lady).
- 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.
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- 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.
June 16, 2013 - Portsmouth Herald