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absent

adjective absorbed, abstracted, astray, away, bare, bemused, blank, deficient, devoid, elsewhere, flown, gone, heedless, lost, missing, not present, nowhere to be found, null and void, preoccupied, vacant, vacuous, wanting
Associated concepts: absent intent, absent malice, absent the elements of a crime, new trial based on absence of an accused, counsel, evidence, absent witness
See also: lost, oblivious, truant, vacuous
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0 grains of powder in the 28-gauge shell, as prescribed by the loading manual he had on hand, he absentmindedly installed a 12-gauge bushing which dropped almost 40.
As debutantes in white dresses and their escorts in black tuxedos and tails marched into the ornate ballroom, Hilton was seen on live television resting her head in her hands, absentmindedly flipping through the program and fiddling with her cell phone.
Sometimes (on "parasites," for example) he absentmindedly limits himself to early Greek evidence, overlooking its irrelevance to Rome (61-62).
Ghannadian absentmindedly forgot his wife's fortune-containing handbag on a Sausalito park bench, and the couple did not miss it until they got back to their San Francisco hotel.
We all know how easy it is to get distracted with our purchases and absentmindedly let go of the little hand that has been trying endlessly to win its freedom.
In Hawkinson's work, the human element is the artist as observer, but in Dupont's it is harder to locate, and this seems to be precisely the point: His body has become simply a shape to play with, to pull at here and there, much as one might absentmindedly pull at a lump of clay.
I slammed on the brake pedal when I absentmindedly got too close to a car in front of me that was stopped at a red light.
Instead of performing these duties absentmindedly, I stop and mentally record the incident.
Almost absentmindedly (as, it is said, it was built) the British Empire went into liquidation.
He absentmindedly carries it around with him for the rest of the conversation, ominously suggesting some potential use as he becomes more and more frustrated with her.
Easterly brings to this book his rich, first-hand experience in development projects and the sometimes dramatically negative reactions of the recipient countries: "During my various visits to Colombia, I have had a bomb go off next to my hotel, have witnessed an attempted assassination, and once absentmindedly walked into the middle of an armed standoff between two rival government military units.
is enlarging its commitment absentmindedly, Blank writes, in the contemporary continuation of the nineteenth century "Great Game" in Central Eurasia -- with still the same major players, excepting the replacement of erstwhile Great Britain by the United States.