Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an absorbed manner.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a manner as if wholly engrossed or engaged.
- absorbed + -ly (Wiktionary)
“From their vantage point behind the bulky transformer case he could see three men absorbedly regarding a large videoscreen.”
“I was puzzled over your reasons for working so absorbedly on this thing, but now I know them and I think you're wasting your time and keeping your duaghter in needless danger.”
“It had been a scheme of his boyhood; he had made collections of materials for it during his first residence in Spain; and he was actually and absorbedly engaged in the composition of the first chapters, when he was sounded by Mr. Cogswell, of the Astor Library, in behalf of Mr. Prescott.”
“Yet he worked on, as if absorbedly, and his brown dog sat on her tail near him, and surveyed the untrustworthy world.”
“He watched him absorbedly all the time, quite forgetting Daphne.”
“Then Kate would quickly remove the thin, dark, pock-marked arm, the child would withdraw half a yard, the beatitudinous look foiled, but her very black eyes still shining exposed and absorbedly, in a rapt, reptilian sort of ecstasy.”
“The peasants never laughed, they watched solemnly and absorbedly like children.”
“Then he pulled off his jacket, threw it on the ground, and absorbedly rolled up his shirt sleeve right to the shoulder.”
“Spitting the cherry-stones into his hand, mechanically, absorbedly, he told them.”
“She was sitting on a large rock near the edge of the camp, absorbedly watching the last stages of the breakdown.”
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