How To Use Absentminded In A Sentence

  • Absentmindedly, she had strayed away from her path and walked into a back alley.
  • The drum of water current concuss , in the heart of aery absentminded, exactly is who is act in cooperation who?
  • There is sadness to the ambition and drive of the eternally brilliant Summers; a modesty and realism to Milton Friedman; an endearing goofiness to Stiglitz (who for all his absentmindedness, notes Hirsh, seems to have a way with women). Robert Teitelman: Michael Hirsh's "Capital Offense"
  • The windows fog milky with conversation, uninterrupted by the bleating of a hospital monitor, and absentmindedly I begin tracing shapes: Pacmen, stars. Valerie Sobel: Andre Sobel Essay Award Winner: 'Chai'
  • And so the ludicrous in events may be defined as absentmindedness in things, just as the ludicrous in an individual character always results from some fundamental absentmindedness in the person, as we have already intimated and shall prove later on. Laughter : an Essay on the Meaning of the Comic
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  • Absentmindedly rolling a piece of bologna into a tube before biting into it, I hoped dejectedly that that wasn't what my dealing with Andrew was coming to.
  • the proverbial absentminded professor
  • And yet, if you reintroduce the idea of absentmindedness, which acts as a go-between, you will see this profound comic element uniting with the most superficial type. Laughter : an Essay on the Meaning of the Comic
  • Absentmindedly, she hailed a taxi and entered, telling the driver her address before sinking into the seat.
  • Iranian TV goes ga-ga over Obama - Heaps praise on Democrats while blasting 'absentminded' Headlines
  • Like Amber, they are often described as absentminded. A Mind at a Time
  • She talked to the stranger while walking, as if absentmindedly.
  • Well, the tape came off, and before I got around to replacing it, I was, as one does, performing my ceremonial functions (barefoot and in pajamas: must get slippers for next year) when I absentmindedly pivoted on my left foot. And the painted ponies go up and down
  • This corrective is laughter, a social gesture that singles out and represses a special kind of absentmindedness in men and in events. Laughter : an Essay on the Meaning of the Comic
  • A bored looking Sales attendant glanced up from her magazine while absentmindedly blowing a bubble with her gum, and gestured around herself.
  • Despite my many years being a human, I’m still somehow shocked when “yoga people” display human traits – like rudeness, disrespect or just plain absentmindedness. What do you do with an angry yogi? « martinis & mantras
  • In particular, he had watched "absentminded" and "bumbling" Aubri best Skandranon time and time again over a game of stones, so it wasn't likely that he would ever be fooled into thinking that Aubri wasn't as sharp as his human partner. The Silver Gryphon
  • It may thus be defined as "something mechanical in something living," "a kind of absentmindedness on the part of life. The Journal of Abnormal Psychology
  • A tall man, with a gravelly voice, steel-gray hair, and eyes that can radiate great joy and deep sadness, Vaillant blends the regal bearing of his old-money ancestors, the emotional directness of his psychiatric colleagues, and a genial absentmindedness. What Makes Us Happy?
  • Finally, almost absentmindedly, she picked it up and gingerly ran her finger under the hardened wax sealing on the back.
  • The shock of losing my purse cured me of all my former absentmindedness.
  • We turned this magnificent bird into a truck for hauling goods and people to a tinkertoy we call the international space station, itself created in a fit of post – Cold War internationalist absentmindedness as a place where people of differing nationality can sing “Kumbaya” while weightless. Space: The Final Caliphate « Blog
  • She talked to the stranger while walking, absentmindedly.
  • Absentmindedly I tapped my foot and drummed my fingers.
  • Trepolov absentmindedly bit viciously into the peppermint honey cake.
  • an absentminded professor
  • She was engaged in the homely occupation of darning socks, and what with her size, her loose untidy dress – serge of the colour of boiled spinach, with dibs and dabs of embroidery here and there – and a green scarf that belonged to the dress, and a rust-coloured one she had put on in a fit of absentmindedness, and her mending-basket, and a scatteration of socks, she pretty well filled the old-fashioned sofa. The Key
  • Tad sighed as Aubri went through the whole of his dry, impish, "absentminded" routine, first scratching his rusty-brown headfeathers meditatively (which made more dustmotes dance into the light), then staring up at the ceiling of the dwelling he shared with Judeth. The Silver Gryphon
  • Sharai grinned upon seeing me run out the door before, absentminded as I am; I ran back and fumbled with my keys to lock the door.
  • I absentmindedly gnawed on some fries and chicken fingers while Patrick munched happily on his salad.
  • It all seemed a little improvisational, and Bird was even deeper in absentminded professor mode than usual, which makes me wonder what happened to the rest of the band. The predatory wriggle and the friendly grin
  • I backed away slowly, feeling an automatic hello-there kind of absentminded smile climb up on my face as a disguise. Darkly Dreaming Dexter
  • He has a jolly, ready laugh and mannerisms like an absentminded professor.

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