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synonyms for absent mindedness

  • absorption
  • abstraction
  • distraction
  • dreaminess
  • forgetfulness
  • heedlessness
  • inattention
  • contemplation
  • fantasy
  • meditation
  • trance
  • absorption
  • abstraction
  • detachment
  • dreaminess
  • dreaming
  • inattention
  • muse
  • musing
  • pensiveness
  • phantasy
  • preoccupation
  • study
  • thought
  • trip
  • woolgathering
  • absent-mindedness
  • castle-building
  • castles in the air
  • fool's paradise
  • head trip
  • mind trip
  • pipe dream
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How to use absent mindedness in a sentence

In pneumonia chlorids are constantly very low, and in some cases are absent entirely.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
The infectious diseases in which leukocytosis is absent (p. 160) often cause a slight decrease of leukocytes.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
Murat was absent, and there was no evil influence to cloud his friendship with his great chief.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Pepsin is rarely or never absent in the presence of free hydrochloric acid.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
Since the two enzyms are almost invariably present or absent together, the test for rennin serves also as a test for pepsin.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
It is generally diminished in well-marked cases, and is often absent in advanced cases.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
As it was, and with Monsieur de Garnache dead, or at least absent, everything seemed at an end.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
We need hardly say that the conversation was animated, and that it bore largely on the life-history of the absent Susy.
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
When bleeding piles are absent, blood-streaks upon such a stool point to carcinoma.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
The usual excited happiness was less obvious, he thought, than usual, the mercurial gaiety wholly absent.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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