He stood looking absently at the living room of his suite, a few minutes' elevator ride away from the party.
He hefted it in his hand, looking absently up at the sky.
She sat on the bench and looked absently around the snowy garden.
He stood there, filling his pipe and looking absently at the small window.
Between turns he looks around the room absently, smiling at his mother or checking out the play on Ray's board.
He looked absently around the room, scratching the pit of his chest.
He looked absently down at his filthy hands, and seemed to see the dirt for the first time.
Jackson was standing by a window, a little to one side, looking absently down into the street.
She looked at me absently, not saying anything, so I carried my plate out into the kitchen and left.
He took the pipe out of his mouth and looked at me absently.