Madame—(inattentively)—But, my dear, how can you expect a fire to be in the drawing-room?
"You may well say so, ma'am," Captain Branscome answered, but inattentively.
She turned her head, considered him inattentively, then turned it away again.
"I scarcely know," said Raoul, inattentively, and sighing deeply at the same time.
Can I let any piece of my work be done carelessly ...