- r in an absentminded or preoccupied manner
- Career Girl Deborah greets him abstractedly.
- At one point, an elderly extra, abstractedly scratching her stomach, turned to one of the actresses and said: "Hey, didja ever see so many characters in one place?".
- A creased, dirty raincoat is his unvarying costume; he wanders abstractedly, clutching a camera and a sackful of pointless documents.