Examples from the Web for absently
Oh,” said Kenney absently, “I was wondering what happened to that.Doug Kenney: The Odd Comic Genius Behind ‘Animal House’ and National Lampoon|Robert Sam Anson|March 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Yes, that was right," he said absently, and pinched a spray of southernwood that grew beside the door.Meadow Grass|Alice Brown
As he strode forward to welcome the stranger, he absently tore the crumpled sheet of paper to bits and consigned it to the winds.When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry|Charles Neville Buck
Sarah Brown absently unwrapped the little dinner which she had brought hanging by a thin string from a strangled finger.Living Alone|Stella Benson
Smith screwed his face and squeezed a pimple on his throat; Steelman absently counted the flies on the wall.Over the Sliprails|Henry Lawson
“Thank you,” said Will, absently, and walked on into the house.