faraway look

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faraway look

 and far-off look
Fig. an appearance on one's face of having one's mind in another place. Dave had a faraway look in his eyes, so I elbowed him to get his attention. Lisa's face had a far-off look indicating that she was daydreaming.
See also: look
References in classic literature ?
She was so preoccupied that at first she did not know me, though she sat looking at me with that curious, bright-eyed, far-off look of hers.
But Ona seems scarcely to hear them--the music keeps calling, and the far-off look comes back, and she sits with her hands pressed together over her heart.
With the flicker of a smile, a tense breath, or a far-off look, she elevates a banal plot twist or saves a clumsy expository moment, injecting it with mystery and depth and assuring us that nothing is as simple as it seems.
Apart from the people who saw you taking a suspiciously long time in the rough while wearing a bright green "privacy shield" and a far-off look.
For four decades now the 75 year-old has been a familiar fixture in the newsroom, more often than not seen pacing the office floor with a far-off look of concentration on his face as he contemplated his next victim.
As Jack Twist, Gyllenhaal attempts in scene after scene to make eye contact with Ledger but gets only a far-off look from those hardened brown eyes.
When Neil Peterson gets that far-off look at the dinner table, or bolts out of bed in the middle of the night, his wife, Linda Peterson, knows the reason why.
But it's more than that: it's a dreamy appearance, a far-off look, the "hypnogogic state" between waking and sleep that fascinated Edgar Allan Poe.