Definition of 'absently'
Example sentences containing 'absently'
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He flicked his gold Dunhill lighter absently, glancing at the clock. CORMORANT (1993)With the other - fingers splayed out - she was absently stroking her left thigh. THE IMAGE OF LAURA (1993)She was perched on the edge of the couch, using the remote control to flick absently through the television channels. CODE BREAKER (1993)
He was silent for a long time, scratching his cheek absently, chewing on his lower lip. THE TEACHER (1993)
Synonyms of 'absently'
distractedly, dreamily, absent-mindedly, on automatic pilot
Trends of 'absently'
Used Occasionally. absently is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Definition of absently from the Collins English Dictionary
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