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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INATTENTIVELY

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 or inattentively, when I know that it is being done expressly for Him?

She scratched at imaginary seeds, inattentively awaiting his pleasure.

Mrs. Marsden, glancing at him inattentively, vaguely wondered why he didn't take one of the many empty seats and sit down.

"That's enough," said Warble, inattentively, and she danced down stairs to freeze out her caller.

She wanted more than anything else in life to go quickly, inattentively, past Bailey Sandby and up to her room.

They were all listening idly, inattentively, to a cheap, metallic-toned gramophone that occupied a table near at hand.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.