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Adv.1.absentmindedly - in an absentminded or preoccupied manner; "he read the letter absently"
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(ˈӕbsənt) adjective
not present. Johnny was absent from school with a cold.
(əbˈsent) verb
to keep (oneself) away. He absented himself from the meeting.
ˈabsence noun
1. the condition of not being present. His absence was noticed.
2. a time during which a person etc is not present. After an absence of five years he returned home.
ˌabsenˈtee noun
a person who is not present, especially frequently (eg at work, school etc).
ˌabsenˈteeism noun
being often absent from work etc without good reason. Absenteeism is a problem in some industries.
ˌabsent-ˈminded adjective
not noticing what is going on around one because one is thinking deeply. an absent-minded professor.
ˌabsentˈmindedly adverb
ˌabsent-ˈmindedness noun
References in classic literature ?
said he, absentmindedly, knitting his brows as the animal yelled out sharply.
Napoleon smiled and, lifting his head absentmindedly, glanced to the right.
Almost a month having elapsed since the liniment cake episode, it was high time for her to get into fresh trouble of some sort, little mistakes, such as absentmindedly emptying a pan of skim milk into a basket of yarn balls in the pantry instead of into the pigs' bucket, and walking clean over the edge of the log bridge into the brook while wrapped in imaginative reverie, not really being worth counting.
That was what the Sowerby woman said," he muttered absentmindedly.
Then looking quickly up he saw George Willard, the only newspa- per reporter in Winesburg, standing at the back door of the Eagle printshop and staring absentmindedly about.
Thornbury murmured absentmindedly, adjusting her spectacles and picking up
Kamotho was spotted absentmindedly enjoying his maize and bean meal as he joined millions of Kenyans braving the cold, damp weather to cast their vote on August 8.
Tired of employees absentmindedly scrolling through their phones during a meeting?
Yazzie says she placed her wedding ring in a candy jar while helping her daughters carve pumpkins, and when the night became hectic she absentmindedly dumped the contents of the jar into the candy bag.
A long time ago, but those days are gone," Metta almost absentmindedly said, refusing to talk about his basketball days after being prodded.
The worker narrated that when she reported to the recruitment agency the day following her failed departure, the agent instructed her to tell the POEA officers that the 'servant' visa was obtained on her behalf by her cousin in Dubai but she absentmindedly brought it to the airport," the statement said.
That will prevent you from absentmindedly applauding yourself on camera, which always looks tacky.