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1) absent-minded, absent-mindedly. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...See ABSTRACTED; DISTRAIT. 1...

2) abstracted, absent, absent-minded, agitated, distracted, abstractedly, absently, absent-mindedly, agitatedly, distractedly. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...Someone abstracted or figuratively absent is wrapped up in thought; someone distracted is shaken, clearly unable to concentrate; someone agitated is excited, upset;...

3) absent-minded. The American Heritage« Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Deep in thought and heedless of present circumstances or activities; preoccupied. absent-mindedĚly -ADVERBabsent-mindedĚness -NOUN...

4) 4693. Auden, W.H. (Wystan Hugh). The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish. ATTRIBUTION:W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden...

5) doodle. The American Heritage« Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...time. To draw (figures) while preoccupied. A figure, design, or scribble drawn or written absent-mindedly. English dialectal, to fritter away time, perhaps from doodle,...

6) 22. The Day of the Wedding. Post, Emily. 1922. Etiquette
...must see that everything necessary for the journey is packed, and that the groom does not absent-mindedly put the furnishings of his room in his valise and leave...

7) 7. Conversation. Post, Emily. 1922. Etiquette
...go night after night to dinner parties, day after day to other social gatherings, and absent-mindedly prate about this or that without ever taking the trouble to...

8) Act I, Scene ii. O Neill, Eugene. 1920. Beyond the Horizon
...[The others smile but immediately relapse into expressions of gloom again.] 6 MRS. MAYO—[Absent-mindedly—feeling that she has to say something.] But when it comes...

9) Chapter III. Part VI. Dostoevsky, Fyodor. 1917. Crime and Punishment. Vol. XVIII. Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction
...away unobserved. Raskolnikov at once pretended not to have seen him, but to be looking absent-mindedly away, while he watched him out of the corner of his eye. His...

10) V. I go into Business, headlong. Riis, Jacob A. 1901. The Making of an American.
...standard, when my eyes fell upon a copy of Harper's Weekly that lay on the table. Absent-mindedly I read an advertisement in small type, spelling it over idly while...

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