abstractedly


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ab·stract·ed

 (ăb-străk′tĭd, ăb′străk′-)
adj.
1. Removed or separated from something else: guidelines abstracted from a manual.
2. Not engaged with what is going on around one; withdrawn or preoccupied.

ab·stract′ed·ly adv.
ab·stract′ed·ness n.
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Adv.1.abstractedly - in an absentminded or preoccupied manner; "he read the letter absently"
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abstractedly

[æbˈstræktɪdlɪ] ADV she listened abstractedlyescuchaba distraída

abstractedly

[æbˈstræktɪdli] advdistraitement

abstractedly

advabwesend, entrückt (geh); gazewie abwesend
References in classic literature ?
said her mistress, when Eliza had upset the wash-pitcher, knocked down the workstand, and finally was abstractedly offering her mistress a long nightgown in place of the silk dress she had ordered her to bring from the wardrobe.
He looked abstractedly from one to another, and said, in a lower voice, after a pause:
Jansenius entered just then, and Agatha became motionless and gazed abstractedly at a vase of flowers.
Then, when he had finished, he went and leant on the cage of the watch-light, and gazed abstractedly on the ocean.
The command of the spirit, inaudible except to the soul, and not to be controverted on grounds of human wisdom, was made a plea for most indecorous exhibitions, which, abstractedly considered, well deserved the moderate chastisement of the rod.
Yes," said Hetty abstractedly, for her mind had been all the while in the wood, and she would have found it difficult to say what she was assenting to.
Even the officers aft, whose duty required them never to be seated while keeping a deck watch, vainly endeavoured to keep on their pins; and were obliged invariably to compromise the matter by leaning up against the bulwarks, and gazing abstractedly over the side.
I am endeavoring to think of something novel," replied the dwarf, abstractedly, for he was quite bewildered by the wine.
For several days after Tess's arrival Clare, sitting abstractedly reading from some book, periodical, or piece of music just come by post, hardly noticed that she was present at table.
Placing her elbows on the table, she slid her ruby ring up and down her finger abstractedly.
Will Ladislaw was stretched on the rug contemplating the curtain-pole abstractedly, and humming very low the notes of "When first I saw thy face;" while the house spaniel, also stretched out with small choice of room, looked from between his paws at the usurper of the rug with silent but strong objection.
Your only business, my good fellow,' pursued Sir Joseph, looking abstractedly at Toby; 'your only business in life is with me.