Indeed, I felt that, if I began to do anything at all, I should do it in an absent-minded
, haphazard sort of way--of that I felt certain.
L'Abbe Fouquet perceived that the poet, absent-minded
, as usual, was about to follow the two talkers, and he interposed.
They were both noticeably absent-minded
when the old lady's retinue set their meal before them; so none broke their reserve, for it is not lucky to annoy guests.
So your grave, middle-aged family practitioner vanishes into thin air, my dear Watson, and there emerges a young fellow under thirty, amiable, unambitious, absent-minded
, and the possessor of a favourite dog, which I should describe roughly as being larger than a terrier and smaller than a mastiff.
Among his minor peculiarities are that he is careless as to his attire, unclean in his person, exceedingly absent-minded
in his habits, and addicted to smoking a short briar pipe, which is seldom out of his mouth.
He settled himself with comfort in his arm-chair and began to talk in the tone of a somewhat absent-minded
The men who sat nearest considerately turned their faces towards the other end of the field, some of them beginning to smoke; one, with absent-minded
fondness, regretfully stroking the jar that would no longer yield a stream.
Outside it, in the scene of his actual life, he moved with a growing sense of unreality and insufficiency, blundering against familiar prejudices and traditional points of view as an absent-minded
man goes on bumping into the furniture of his own room.
Yes, truly," replied the young man, and fell back into his glacial and absent-minded
But my head is heavy, and I seem so absent-minded
Listen to me, you eternally absent-minded
creature," said Moliere.
I'm afraid I've been absent-minded
," she began, remembering how often William had brought this charge against her.