Then, when he had finished, he went and leant on the cage of the watch-light, and gazed abstractedly
on the ocean.
He looked abstractedly
from one to another, and said, in a lower voice, after a pause:
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.
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.
Anne gave herself up to a silent rapture over the shore road and Marilla guided the sorrel abstractedly
while she pondered deeply.
"Was she?" murmured Pollyanna abstractedly
, eyeing the clouds in her turn.
'Yes; he's my boy,' replied Sikes, looking hard at Oliver, and putting his hand abstractedly
into the pocket where the pistol was.
The fact, thus abstractedly
stated, is not very uncommon, nor--without a proper distinction of circumstances--to be condemned either as naughty or nonsensical.
"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.
"I am endeavoring to think of something novel," replied the dwarf, abstractedly
, for he was quite bewildered by the wine.
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.
As he read, he abstractedly
ran his fingers, with a caressing movement, through his hair.