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absent-minded

Forgetful or inattentive of everyday details or duties, possibly due to a preoccupation with other thoughts. My absent-minded housemate is always lost in composing new poems and never remembers to clean the house or take out the trash!
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ONE Show presenter Alex Jones has revealed she once turned up to work in just her bra - after absent-mindedly forgetting to put on her T-shirt.
This journey is quite eventless and monotonous with people staring absent-mindedly through the window; the same old expatriate driver and crawling traffic.
In the middle of a camp in the village of Nowshera housing more than 550 families, Saghi Gul sits outside his tent, absent-mindedly digging a small ditch with a rusty shovel.
But absent-mindedly opening the letter at my desk on another busy working day I found a remmant of a lost time.
The superstitious stopper has deliberately given the morning ritual the brush-off after absent-mindedly leaving his washbag at home on the day of a game.
Until the end he deconstructed the phrases that we use absent-mindedly, exposing our hypocrisies--and our human condition--in the process.
The result is so accessible that even those who absent-mindedly go to the bank on payday when they have direct deposit can use it.
Without Keith Allen as a sneering, sarcastic, sadistic ogre who absent-mindedly crushes a songbird in his hands TV's latest Robin Hood saga would have little to offer.
I was standing on the subway platform waiting for the downtown A train and absent-mindedly flipping through a local newspaper.
Deep in thought, Bailey absent-mindedly chewed the end of his conducting baton and often closed his eyes to focus on the sounds wafting through the band room.
Mr Martin, 60, who served three years in jail for shooting dead a teenage burglar, had absent-mindedly put the soap in his trousers at his local Tesco and walked out.
The incident of Kuwait, which was just sitting there absent-mindedly when it was invaded by Iraq and its citizens suffered great damage, taught us a lesson,'' the top government spokesman told a news conference.
The tenderly text is formed by the habit of absent-mindedly embracing the most conventional narrative interpretations (4-5).
I still remember how, when I came home on furlough for the first time, I absent-mindedly uttered a certain four letter word that I'd picked up at boot camp.