Associations to the word «Absently»


ABSENTLY, adverb. In an absent-minded or abstracted manner. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]

Dictionary definition

ABSENTLY, adverb. In an absentminded or preoccupied manner; "he read the letter absently".

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope