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 Not engaged with what is going on around one; withdrawn or preoccupied.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"
Translations

abstractedly

[æbˈstræktɪdlɪ] ADV she listened abstractedlyescuchaba distraída

abstractedly

[æbˈstræktɪdli] advdistraitement

abstractedly

advabwesend, entrückt (geh); gazewie abwesend
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.