Definitions

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  • adv. In a forgetful manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a forgetful manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a forgetful manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a forgetful manner

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Examples

  • When he reached her he lifted his hand to his bare head forgetfully, meaning to take off his cap to her.

    A Spirit in Prison

  • "Itoldyou Al Haig," Powell snaps when the writer forgetfully asks him a second time which contemporary pianists he admires.

    Out Walked Bud: The Manic Life and Obscure Death of Bud Powell

  • All of a sudden the garden crashed and crackled with the sound of something huge, and the sound of breathing and snuffling increased into low rumbling, with an occasional bellow, as the rotten throats tried forgetfully the bull-cry of the Nerakan warriors.

    Virginity

  • Stories that are urban legends, passed around in churches and which he forgetfully thought he could get away with ..

    Solzhenitsyn Biographer: Cross-In-Dirt Gulag Story Never Happened

  • But there are times that each of us mistakenly, forgetfully, leaves a mess behind.

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  • Truth is, I don't even like lighting candles all that much, since I have a bad habit of walking away from open flames forgetfully.

    Dear Hippies

  • From time-to-time I'll read an encouraging article on arginine supplementation, forgetfully try it one more time, and soon get a sore on my lips.

    Statins and vitamin D | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • A casual acquaintance would reach over and absently finger Souraya's jewelry or cheek during an encounter, in the way someone would forgetfully touch his own face or hair, rub his own chin.

    The Book of Heaven

  • But Rennie forgetfully omits to mention that they also do the business for a Scottish business called RSL, part of Raytheon.

    Dishonourable Discharge: Most of Lib Dem Willie Rennie Outpourings

  • His washing was taken and delivered with considerable formality, and he went on toiling forgetfully, until at last he was miserably defeated by two votes.

    Jennie Gerhardt

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