Thesaurus / distrait
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It was on the tip of her tongue to ask him the reason for his distrait manner when her thoughts were diverted by his next remark.
THE RED SEALNATALIE SUMNER LINCOLN
But even our laughter that evening was distrait, or seemed to me so, as if shadowed by something sad.
WHEN LIFE WAS YOUNGC. A. STEPHENS
Mr. Magee sought to talk to Miss Norton, but found her nervous and distrait.
SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATEEARL DERR BIGGERS
She rose a moment later, and stood, distrait, looking out across the sunlit world.
THE FIRING LINEROBERT W. CHAMBERS
An agreeable soul herself, she noted that her tutor's manner this afternoon was taciturn and distrait.
ANGELA'S BUSINESSHENRY SYDNOR HARRISON
John took the distrait look for dreamy thought; her irresponsiveness for ethereal purity; her moodiness for superiority of soul.
PIRATE GOLDFREDERIC JESUP STIMSON
As it happened, she only found him distrait, and that interested her.
THE INCOMPLETE AMORISTE. NESBIT
Will was dull and distrait, and he hardly looked at me once, and talked about sensible impersonal things the whole time.
THE HEART OF UNA SACKVILLEMRS. GEORGE DE HORNE VAIZEY
Monmouth paced up and down with his hand to his forehead like one distrait.
MICAH CLARKEARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
In the end he did prepare breakfast though in a distrait fashion; indeed I found him beginning to make tea in the frying-pan.
WHEN THE WORLD SHOOKH. RIDER HAGGARD
WORDS RELATED TO DISTRAIT
- have on the brain
- hung up
- lost in thought
- spread out
- taken up
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