Felipa nodded, her gaze becoming absent again.
The left side of Howie's head was absent hair and a series of three dark scars were visible.
Breakfast was a quiet meal, with Dulce absent and Señor Medena lost in thought.
Store fronts interspersed with vacant lots lined one side of the street while the other remained absent of any buildings except a closed gas station and a dollar store.
Glancing through the open door of the adjoining room where I'd left Howie, I found it not only empty, but absent of Quinn's equipment as well!
Only he, unknown to any of us, was as yet absent from our lives.
Totally absent was any mention of Julie O'Malley.
The old man looked defeated, with all his natural feistiness absent, left outside in the sunshine.
She took it absent-mindedly and followed her friend through the mansion.
And as often happens with old people, Kutuzov began looking about absent-mindedly as if forgetting all he wanted to say or do.
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.
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.
Today she was absent, home nursing child number five, down with a spring fever, or just plain Spring Fever.
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.
Absent Martha's soothing voice, Howie wasn't able to drift off until our third try.
She must have cleared my call with the switchboard as I was put through directly, absent any underlings.
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."
The open road, absent all responsibilities, looked inviting—if the rules allowed him to take Cynthia along in the cart.
As Dean ate his one poached egg, absent toast, the phone rang.
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.
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.
Anatole, having taken off his overcoat, sat with arms akimbo before a table on a corner of which he smilingly and absent-mindedly fixed his large and handsome eyes.
He was that absent-minded crank, a grand seigneur husband who was in no one's way, and far from spoiling the high tone and general impression of the drawing room, he served, by the contrast he presented to her, as an advantageous background to his elegant and tactful wife.
He was gloomy and absent-minded.
He is a most absent-minded and absurd fellow, but he has a heart of gold.
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.
With Mademoiselle Bourienne's help the princess had maintained the conversation very well, but at the very last moment, just when he rose, she was so tired of talking of what did not interest her, and her mind was so full of the question why she alone was granted so little happiness in life, that in a fit of absent-mindedness she sat still, her luminous eyes gazing fixedly before her, not noticing that he had risen.
The basement area was considerably larger than Quinn's small cabin lab-room, noticeably so with fewer plants and absent the desk.
The street he was on looked as it had on the television he said, but the houses were absent numbers so it took him a few moments to locate the correct place.
Often times both are absent when love is involved.
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.
There was nothing more I could do here absent Howie so I rounded up patrolman Murphy and asked him to return me to the hospital.
The party meal was a bust, with everyone aware that the next dinner would be absent one of their number, perhaps for good.
A young couple whose life dream was owning a Bird Song look-alike learned from Fred the principals would be absent for the day and offered to stick around playing temporary innkeepers.
Absent one of those gizmos to see around corners or a newspaper with a hole in it to held high like all the really cool spies do, Dean tried the direct approach.
His thoughts wandered to Billy Langstrom's love-widow Melissa, now absent even those precious two commodities with which to face the world.
The answers fell into place, one after another like a child's wooden puzzle, and even absent the last lingering block, the finished the picture was finally clear.
Fred O'Connor seemed a tad put out that he'd been absent from the final confrontation in the Lucky Pup Mine until Dean reminded him that without his Internet connection and library research, Martha's bones would still be without identity.
"Yeah," Fred answered, but absent much conviction.
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.
"When's your wife due back?" he asked, absent any preamble.
My dearest Joshua has been absent for near a week now, bound to the duties of his calling, and those of his wife who is much involved in the charities of our city.
They would have to be absent for lunch.
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.
The day was overcast and absent the warming glow of the sun, felt colder than usual.
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.
None of this was meant to say Rita was absent redeeming qualities.
"Randy and I tried to remember the day you said Jeff was absent from work," she said.
He did not mention the March fourth date Byrne was absent from work.
Alex was quiet a moment, his expression absent as he watched Alondra.
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.
All his absent-mindedness and inability to enter a room and converse in it was, however, redeemed by his kindly, simple, and modest expression.
He had merely understood that the woman he had known as a child, of whom when her beauty was mentioned he had said absent-mindedly: "Yes, she's good looking," he had understood that this woman might belong to him.
How absent-minded you are, my dear fellow.
As soon as Prince Andrew began to demonstrate the defects of the latter and the merits of his own plan, Prince Dolgorukov ceased to listen to him and gazed absent-mindedly not at the map, but at Prince Andrew's face.
"What?" answered the old man absent-mindedly.
Here, as elsewhere, he was surrounded by an atmosphere of subservience to his wealth, and being in the habit of lording it over these people, he treated them with absent-minded contempt.
Rostov was talking merrily to his two friends, one of whom was a dashing hussar and the other a notorious duelist and rake, and every now and then he glanced ironically at Pierre, whose preoccupied, absent-minded, and massive figure was a very noticeable one at the dinner.
Rostov looked inimically at Pierre, first because Pierre appeared to his hussar eyes as a rich civilian, the husband of a beauty, and in a word--an old woman; and secondly because Pierre in his preoccupation and absent-mindedness had not recognized Rostov and had not responded to his greeting.
But just at moments when such thoughts occurred to him, he would ask in a particularly calm and absent-minded way, which inspired the respect of the onlookers, Will it be long?
He was not thinking of anything, but looked absent-mindedly and cheerfully from side to side.
Pierre smiled absent-mindedly, evidently not grasping what she said.
Pierre, who had come downstairs, walked through the rooms and struck everyone by his preoccupied, absent-minded, and morose air.
As before he was absent-minded and seemed occupied not with what was before his eyes but with something special of his own.
Absent these most general distinctions, color was her only detailed observation.