distractedly : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • r  in a distracted manner
    `Come in,' he said distractedly

  • In Touloum, I meet a filthy young man in rags, distractedly unpicking the threads of a knitted woolen cap.
  • The young man, confused and troubled by what he has seen in her face, rejoins his fiance, with whom he has been strolling, and retreats distractedly to the solidity of the .
  • The man finds himself lolling distractedly around the house, watching soap operas, complaining when his wife comes home late from the office.
News & Articles

  • There Is Joy at Stonewall, but the Mighty Fight Must Press on
    The morning began nervously, with the 10 a.m. Supreme Court rulings on two extremely important gay marriage cases looming. The possibility for victory was high, and conversely for defeat — for catastrophe, even. Tired from Tuesday night's Texas vigil, I distractedly did work while the clock ticked away slowly, painfully. And then, just like that, there it was. And it was good news! No more DOMA ...
    June 26, 2013 - The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  • Alain de Botton in Boston Globe (registration)
    Our 'ego' or self-conception could be pictured as a leaking balloon,Botton writes, "forever requiring the helium of external love to remain inflated. . . . Our mood may blacken because a colleague greets us distractedly or telephone calls...

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