faraway look

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
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Robinho was the first, his flickering skills delighting City fans one minute, and his faraway look, as if pining for the Copacabana, frustrating them the next.
Many contemplate with their cuppa on the future with a faraway look in their eyes; just savouring a sip can bring back fond memories.
Steve never took his focus off those rafted birds and then, with that faraway look only available to the truly obsessed, said, "Aren't they something?
Among her topics are Carolyn Shoemaker: a faraway look, Dorothy Stratton finds a Bible, Helen Schleman: born in the right moment, Amelia Earhart: cabbages and kings, Lillian Gilbreth: the one best way, Beverly Stone: a lovely light, Barbara Ivy Wood Cook: 'tis a gift to be free, Bible bequeathed, Betty Mitchell Nelson: message in the Hollow Oak, in walks the pantsuit, easier to move a cemetery, to understand more than one knows, and the place just right.
com/what-happened-marina-joyce-youtuber-apparently-whispers-save-me-amid-abuse-drug-2394990) have bruises on her arms and had a faraway look in her eyes.
He started advertising his candidate and the driver nodded, with a faraway look on his face.
Then we had words, like 'Dreamy' and Max would have that faraway look.
If you are out and your date starts to get a faraway look in their eye?
A faraway look matches that trademark pretty smile as she seems to let on a bit of her innermost emotions.
for Thane Prince to nibble and sip with a weird faraway look in her eye.
I'd catch the faraway look that entered your eyes when the conversation turned to Mom who died before you.
Tonight the teams are also trying to make a wreath of summer flowers, while the final challenge sees preserve expert Thane Prince daintily sampling their sauces and relishes with a faraway look in her eyes that seems to be becoming her trademark.
No, no, no, you have that faraway look in your eyes, I know you so well, tell me what's on your mind.
With a faraway look, her eyes glistening with memory, it's Allard Vancil's shining moment, a requiem rendered with hushed, transfixing dignity.
Once this fact was accepted, in the 1950s, we were moved inexorably to the modern theory of plate tectonics, and geologists had one more thing to give them that faraway look.