lost in thought

idiom

: thinking about something and not paying attention to one's surroundings

Examples of lost in thought in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first photo shows him with his hand on his chin, as if lost in thought, but also making his bottom lip pucker. Anna Holmes, The New Yorker, 23 Feb. 2024 Costumed performers parade past brick houses against hazy backdrops, the eyes of their masks seemingly lost in thought. Oscar Holland, CNN, 10 Feb. 2024 Sister Nabila is in the background, clutching a Bible, seemingly lost in thought. Claire Porter Robbins, The New Yorker, 24 Jan. 2024 In this game, the communication is internal, a dialogue between the player and a character lost in thought. Todd Martensgame Critic, Los Angeles Times, 15 Apr. 2022 Advertisement The hurting of feelings happens inside Paragon Sports, a Manhattan institution where Don and struggling actor Mark (Arian Moayed) are lost in thought, shopping for socks. Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2023 Isaac was lost in thought for a minute, then popped up and went to the dresser for his scrub clothes. J. M. Holmes, The New Yorker, 10 May 2021 Hinton is the archetypal academic, tousled, lost in thought, with a wry wit and healthy disrespect for authority. Washington Post, 19 Mar. 2021 Fox also noted that Pollan often spent time on set sitting by herself, lost in thought. Kaitlin Stevens, Peoplemag, 15 Mar. 2023

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“Lost in thought.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lost%20in%20thought. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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