English version

absently

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishabsentlyab‧sent‧ly /ˈæbsəntli/ adverb 🔊 🔊 INTERESTEDin a way that shows that you are not paying attention to or thinking about what is happening 🔊 Laura gazed absently out of the window.
Examples from the Corpus
absently"Thanks, " she said absently.Tesla picked it up absently and returned it without bothering to look at her.Funny ... he said and glanced absently at the paper.She eats another nut, and needlessly, absently, combs her hair.I gaze absently out of the window, wondering.He watched her raise her right foot behind her, absently scratch the other ankle.She began to walk around the room, absently tidying things.
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