absence


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absence

(Nonattendance), noun abandonment, abstention, avoidance, defection, desertion, nonappearance, nonpresence, removal, truancy, withdrawal
Associated concepts: absence from the state, absent crediiors, absent debtor, absent defendant, absent from a jurissiction, leave of action
Foreign phrases: Absentem accipere debemus eum qui non est eo loci in quo petitur. We must consider absent he who is not in that place in which he is sought.

absence

(Omission), noun deficiency, deprivation, disappearance, hiatus, inadequacy, lack, need, negation, nonbeing, nonexistence, shortage, unavailability, void, want
Associated concepts: absence of counsel, absence of fraud, absence of funds, absence of heirs, absence of issue, abbence of negligence, absence of notice, absence of wronggoing
See also: blank, dearth, deficiency, deficit, desuetude, furlough, insufficiency, need, nonresidence, nonuse, paucity, poverty, privation
References in classic literature ?
There was an absence of the usual hilarity which struck me.
They were astonished at the puzzling absence of the Captain.
I can send to each of them leave of absence for fifteen days, that is all--to Athos, whose wound still makes him suffer, to go to the waters of Forges; to Porthos and Aramis to accompany their friend, whom they are not willing to abandon in such a painful condition.
But the king said Ulysses had gone to Dodona that he might learn Jove's mind from the god's high oak tree, and know whether after so long an absence he should return to Ithaca openly, or in secret.
In the absence of these defects states that have power enough to keep an army in the field cannot be lost.
Wickham were returned, and to lament over his absence from the Netherfield ball.
During his absence we faithfully complied with his Desire and after the most mature Deliberation, at length agreed that the best thing we could do was to leave the House; of which we every moment expected the officers of Justice to take possession.
To Fanny's mind, Edmund's absence was really, in its cause and its tendency, a relief.
A year, then, had passed away since the separation of the father and son; a few letters had softened, but not removed, the pains of absence.
Of all who hail thy presence as the morning -- Of all to whom thine absence is the night -- The blotting utterly from out high heaven The sacred sun -- of all who, weeping, bless thee Hourly for hope- for life -- ah
During his absence we shall be able to chuse our own society, and to have true enjoyment.
But, even at this height, it is wise to show no lights, lest she might learn something of our presence or absence.