As soon as Prince Andrew began to demonstrate the defects of the latter and the merits of his own plan, Prince Dolgorukov ceased to listen to him and gazed absent-mindedly not at the map, but at Prince Andrew's face.
He was not thinking of anything, but looked absent-mindedly and cheerfully from side to side.
Napoleon smiled and, lifting his head absent-mindedly, glanced to the right.
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.