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Meaning of 心不在焉

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xīn zài yān
absent-minded; preoccupied; inattentive; with one's thoughts wandering
Example Sentences
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We were laughing about that absent-minded professor.
2
He is always absent-minded and sometimes even forgets to lace up his shoes.
3
And then, one evening, he meets a friend he has been very fond of, who speaks to him absent-mindedly.
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My house by the cross-roads has its doors open and my mind is absent, for I sing.
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The general point here is that people are much more absent-minded than they think.