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
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.
That would be like a miracle for the club and for myself," he says with a far-off look
in his eye.
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.