- go away or leave
- lost in thought; showing preoccupation
- not in a specified place physically or mentally
asked Chang Su-su rather absently, at the same time running her little finger down the menu and indicating to the waiter what she wanted
" Polycystic ovary syndrome：Endocrine disorder in women, characterized by high androgen levels and infrequent or absent ovulation."
“It was a lovely day,”she said absently…
I'm sorry, he's absent because he's sick.
Many members were absent,notably the vice - chairman.
"Hermann Goering committed suicide before he could be executed, and Martin Bormann was convicted in absentia "
Be out; be absent
It found poor Tom low-spirited and absent-minded, and this mood continued; he could not shake it off
She was staring absently, thoughtfully; on a nearer view I could have certified she had been crying
Wu Sun-fu was gazing absently at the people passing by him in the bar, his left hand supporting his chin, and his right over the top of a wineglass