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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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Stacked by the cliff wall, absently carded in hardened hands, or looped over the chests and shoulders of the men were weapons of all sizes and kinds, and crates and bandoliers of ammunition for them.
She glanced in the rearview mirror and noted absently that the car behind was orange with tinted windows, approaching quite fast but still some hundreds of feet away.
Petrov denied the charges against him while absently twirling a stick with a plastic octopus stuck to its top.
At the moment a swallow, one among the last of the season, which had by chance found its way through an opening into the upper part of the tent, flew to and fro in quick curves above their heads, causing all eyes to follow it absently.
Between sculpting, she was absently picking up infinitesimal bits of clay from her table and slowly kneading them into bigger balls.
After some persuasion, he transformed it into a traditionally shaped plot - into which the overcome poet Louis Macniece threw his sandwiches in place of the intended flowers, which he absently nibbled instead.
I could only hear the quiet under the day With the land noises floating there far-off and still; So that even in my mind now turning away From having listened absently but for so long It will be the seethe and drag of the river That I will hear longer than mortal song.
That's when Cardinal George Mundelein rode to his brick replica of Mount Vernon on the seminary grounds in a limousine with crimson-strutted wheels and would ask absently, on his way to a priest's funeral, "What was Father's name again?
She sat in the chair next to the crib, absently cooing and rocking, attempting to soothe herself as much as Sylvia.
She absently nodded her head in what appeared like semi-agreement; it was obvious she was peeved she couldn't tune in to the pre-match analysis.
Louise gazed absently out of the kitchen window as she peeled the hardboiled eggs.
Envy because they went shirtless, they let their pants drop below their underpants, and they talked and laughed easily, all the while plucking absently at that track of black hair heading south from their navels.