faraway look

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faraway look

A facial expression or gaze that suggests that one is preoccupied by or contemplating something and not paying attention to one's current surroundings. Based on that faraway look on his face, I doubt he's heard a word I've said.
See also: 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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Lelang tried to be stoic, a habit developed by the harsh nature of the war years but the listlessness, the hesitancy, the faraway look was palpably visible.
I'd catch the faraway look that entered your eyes when the conversation turned to Mom who died before you.
My host saw the faraway look in my eyes and said "Time to swap".
There may be, for instance, as the catalogue note suggests, 'neither evidence for nor merit' in the assertion that the faraway look and pursed lips of the woman in The Order of Release, 1746 (Fig.
But the faraway look in Charlotte's eyes suggests that the trouble afflicting her golden career is not over just yet.
Eddi - who releases her new album Candyfloss and Medicine next Monday - had great fun recreating the style of the '40s chanteuse with the faraway look in her eyes.