She took it absent-mindedly and followed her friend through the mansion.
Fred was absent when they arrived home, but returned just as Cynthia was cutting a warmed apple pie for a late afternoon snack.
In spite of his absent-mindedness and good nature, Pierre's personality immediately checked any attempt to ridicule him to his face.
And as often happens with old people, Kutuzov began looking about absent-mindedly as if forgetting all he wanted to say or do.
Today she was absent, home nursing child number five, down with a spring fever, or just plain Spring Fever.
Personally, the thought we might work together in one location, absent the hectic schedule presently exhausting us, made me giddy and set my mind a-tumble with possibilities.
Quinn, absent Howie, was just another low level scientist.
Absent Martha's soothing voice, Howie wasn't able to drift off until our third try.
Totally absent was any mention of Julie O'Malley.
She must have cleared my call with the switchboard as I was put through directly, absent any underlings.
The open road, absent all responsibilities, looked inviting—if the rules allowed him to take Cynthia along in the cart.
The old man looked defeated, with all his natural feistiness absent, left outside in the sunshine.
She dropped a note into the absent secretary.s inbox then went to the first basement level, which housed supplies, clothing, and other essentials in the form of small department stores whose wares were free to all Immortals.
The correspondence was stiff and formal and said little, certainly nothing about the town of Ouray and was totally absent any tidbits of historical nature.
She was truly beautiful, resting there, color beginning to return to her cheeks and a look of contentment that only sleep could bring, a look that would surely be absent in the morning.
This salt may be used for the separation of cobalt and nickel, since the latter metal does not form a similar double nitrite, but it is necessary that the alkaline earth metals should be absent, for in their presence nickel forms complex nitrites containing the alkaline earth metal and the alkali metal.
Egyptian influence is almost absent until the time of Psammetichus, but then becomes predominant for a while.
Miss Keller talks to herself absent-mindedly in the manual alphabet.
But he's absent minded 'cause he forgets he's got a full refrigerator of stuff that's going to rot and stink up the place.
Until that point, eminent success lay just around the corner; now, absent any leads, a wave of despair descended over me like a blanket of morning fog.
With his hands free, he unfastened the larger flashlight and pointed it downward, trying to find a path level enough to search further, now absent the security of the totally expended rope.
They all feigned shock and surprise at this not-uncommon happening as Paulette huffily announced she'd absent herself with a walk around the block while they "took care of the matter."
As Dean ate his one poached egg, absent toast, the phone rang.
The edge of the highway to Dean's left, absent any guardrails, was a drop of thousands of feet but the roadway suddenly leveled and then climbed sharply over a rise before continuing downward.
Did he need order in his world, because he was like Ashley, creative and absent-minded?
A law of 1879, which deprived of citizenship all Hungarians who had voluntarily been absent ten years, was a.
I never fastened my door night or day, though I was to be absent several days; not even when the next fall I spent a fortnight in the woods of Maine.
The best generals I have known were, on the contrary, stupid or absent-minded men.
Napoleon smiled and, lifting his head absent-mindedly, glanced to the right.
"Possibly," remarked Pierre, looking about him absent-mindedly.
On his last day, sobbing, he asked her and his absent son to forgive him for having dissipated their property--that being the chief fault of which he was conscious.
And was absent for ten weeks from about the 6th of December to the 6th of March, presumahly for the purpose of his ordination as a sub-deacon, which was performed by the bishop of Derry, acting as suffragan to the bishop of London.
Since, however, this parachute is absent in some members of the family, the most distinctive character is the presence of a double row of spiny scales on the under surface of the tail, which apparently aid in climbing.
Dean, absent any tools for pulling himself upward was limited to using the rope, hand over hand, impossibly slow compared to the man now pursuing him.
Mary needs an environment without stress.
The suspended cord brushed his shoulder and he could close his eyes and still see the protruding tongue, the open, frightened eyes, a body stiff and absent of life.
Cynthia said as she joined the group, absent Martha, who Dean could hear opening drawers and unpacking in her new room.
"When's your wife due back?" he asked, absent any preamble.
They would have to be absent for lunch.
Dean stomped his feet and entered his home, for the first time absent his wife.
Most of the climbing gear was absent, presumably picked up by Weller at the ice park.
"Yeah," Fred answered, but absent much conviction.