And as often happens with old people, Kutuzov began looking about absent-mindedly as if forgetting all he wanted to say or do.
She took it absent-mindedly and followed her friend through the mansion.
Miss Keller talks to herself absent-mindedly in the manual alphabet.
He had merely understood that the woman he had known as a child, of whom when her beauty was mentioned he had said absent-mindedly: "Yes, she's good looking," he had understood that this woman might belong to him.
Prince Vasili, in the rare moments when he was at home, would take Pierre's hand in passing and draw it downwards, or absent-mindedly hold out his wrinkled, clean- shaven cheek for Pierre to kiss and would say: "Till tomorrow," or, "Be in to dinner or I shall not see you," or, "I am staying in for your sake," and so on.