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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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For those often found looking absent-mindedly into space.
In the airport car park, Ida absent-mindedly backs into a car being driven by English widower Philip (Pierce Brosnan), who has thrown himself into his work following the death of his wife.
He took out PS100 but them absent-mindedly walked away from the machine before the cash was dispensed, leaving the notes hanging from the dispenser.
In fact, these gestures make navigation within the UI and in and out of apps a lot easier, as I found out to my surprise, when I was attempting the same gestures on the iPhone 5 and an Android phone, absent-mindedly in both cases.
They absent-mindedly continued to peddle it, and what was an obvious attempt to discredit Liverpool supporters and the people of the city as a whole became, for far too many people, the accepted truth.
But then, just as everyone had given up hope, he suddenly opened his eyes and absent-mindedly scratched his chin.
Yes, I am, but I still think Aureole will win," the Queen absent-mindedly replied, more concerned with the Derby later in the week in which Aureole eventually finished second to Pinza.
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.
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.
The pregnant girl sits absent-mindedly in the next room, nibbling on a bag of crisps with the curtains drawn, despite it being a gloriously sunny afternoon outside.
I was standing on the subway platform waiting for the downtown A train and absent-mindedly flipping through a local newspaper.