from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a manner as if wholly engrossed or engaged.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an absorbed manner.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

absorbed +‎ -ly


  • From their vantage point behind the bulky transformer case he could see three men absorbedly regarding a large videoscreen.

    "High-Frequency War" by Harl Vincent, part 2

  • I was puzzled over your reasons for working so absorbedly on this thing, but now I know them and I think you're wasting your time and keeping your duaghter in needless danger.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • It had been a scheme of his boyhood; he had made collections of materials for it during his first residence in Spain; and he was actually and absorbedly engaged in the composition of the first chapters, when he was sounded by Mr. Cogswell, of the Astor Library, in behalf of Mr. Prescott.

    Washington Irving

  • Yet he worked on, as if absorbedly, and his brown dog sat on her tail near him, and surveyed the untrustworthy world.

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

  • He watched him absorbedly all the time, quite forgetting Daphne.

    The Ladybird

  • Then Kate would quickly remove the thin, dark, pock-marked arm, the child would withdraw half a yard, the beatitudinous look foiled, but her very black eyes still shining exposed and absorbedly, in a rapt, reptilian sort of ecstasy.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • The peasants never laughed, they watched solemnly and absorbedly like children.

    Twilight in Italy

  • Then he pulled off his jacket, threw it on the ground, and absorbedly rolled up his shirt sleeve right to the shoulder.

    The Prussian Officer and Other Stories

  • Spitting the cherry-stones into his hand, mechanically, absorbedly, he told them.

    The Prussian Officer and Other Stories

  • She was sitting on a large rock near the edge of the camp, absorbedly watching the last stages of the breakdown.

    Through Wolfs Eyes


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