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absently

[ab-suh nt-lee] /ˈæb sənt li/
adverb
1.
in an absent-minded manner; inattentively.
Origin of absently
1870-1875
1870-75; absent + -ly
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absently

/ˈæbsəntlɪ/
adverb
1.
in an absent-minded or preoccupied manner; inattentively
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