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Definition of the adverb absently

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  1. in an absentminded or preoccupied manner

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Google previewCambridge Academic Content Dictionary Reference Book with CD-ROM (2008)

by Cambridge University Press

absently ...

Google previewA Franz Kafka Encyclopedia (2005)

by Richard T. Gray

begins with its protagonist, Georg Bendemann, absently gazing out the window at the surrounding city and landscape, unconsciously absorbing the setting that, in the final scene, ...

Google previewBusiness Man's Dictionary and Guide to English (1920)

Mn, abide absently a-bide (a-bid'), 1/. L, to wait for: v. A DICTIONARY 0F 20,000 WORDS EVERY BUSINESS MAN SHOULD KNOW.

Google previewNew Websterian 1912 Dictionary (1912)

Based Upon the Unabridged Dictionary of Noah Webster : with a Reference Library and Treasury of Facts by Noah Webster, Harry Thurston Peck

absently (ab'sent-li), adv. in an abstracted manner. absinthe (English ab'sinth; French iib-sangt'), n. wormwood; a bitter aromatic ...

Google previewDictionary, Grades 6 - 12 (2012)

Classic Reference Library by American Education Publishing

absently adv. ab•sen•tee n. An absent person. ab•sen•tee ...

Google previewThe New Universities Dictionary ... (1922)

by George Jotham Hagaqr

absently (ab'sent-li), adv. in an abstracted manner. absinthe (English ab'sinth; French iib-sangt'), n. wormwood; a bitter. aromatic liqueur compounded ...

Google previewThe Clarendon Dictionary (1886)

A Concise Handbook of the English Language, in Orthography, Pronunciation, and Definitions for School, Home, and Business Use by William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman

absently. [self. | Absent,ab-sent. ', v.r. to withdraw one's| Absentee, ab-sen-tö', n. one who is absent; a non- resident. Absolute, ab'so-lflt, a. unlimited; arbitrary.— adv. absolutely. Absoluteness ...

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Scrabble value of A1B3S1E1N1T1L1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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