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  • adj. Alternative form of absent-minded.


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  • 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

  • Like Amber, they are often described as absentminded.

    A Mind at a Time

  • I backed away slowly, feeling an automatic hello-there kind of absentminded smile climb up on my face as a disguise.


  • 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

  • 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

  • Iranian TV goes ga-ga over Obama - Heaps praise on Democrats while blasting 'absentminded' Headlines

  • Maybe 'absentminded' is more accurate than wandering, but I'll take the poetic promotion. "

    Latest stories

  • The room got silent as the man in tweed took his place behind the desk, looking every bit the absentminded professor as he fumbled with a stack of papers.


  • Did I tell her I loved her, or had I just hung up the phone with an absentminded “Bye”?

    Skipping a Beat

  • Can anybody be so absentminded, he's forgotten the details of the military career, such as he did not serve in the war?

    Reporting for Duty


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  • "I looked around to realize that the school had become populated while I'd been sitting there, absentminded." - Twilight, Stephanie Meyer, pg. 143

    December 1, 2010