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absent

adjective absorbed, abstracted, astray, away, bare, bemused, blank, deficient, devoid, elsewhere, flown, gone, heedless, lost, missing, not present, nowhere to be found, null and void, preoccupied, vacant, vacuous, wanting
Associated concepts: absent intent, absent malice, absent the elements of a crime, new trial based on absence of an accused, counsel, evidence, absent witness
See also: lost, oblivious, truant, vacuous
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I was absent from Baltimore, for the purpose of valuation and division, just about one month, and it seemed to have been six.
He is, moreover, aware that she DOES disapprove the connection, he dares not therefore at present confess to her his engagement with Marianne, and he feels himself obliged, from his dependent situation, to give into her schemes, and absent himself from Devonshire for a while.
He therefore made arrangements to absent himself from Tellson's for the first time in his life, and took his post by the window in the same room.
Only Thedora is acting as my servant, together with Bwikov's valet, who oversees everything, but has been absent for the past three days.
On such an evening Antonio could do nothing but converse of my absent friend; he dwelt on the indescribable grace of your person, the lustre of your eye, and the vermilion of your lips, until exhausted language could furnish no more epithets of rapture: then the transition to your mind was natural and easy; and it was while listening to his honied accents that I thought my Julia herself was talking.
Grant's wasteful doings to overlook, left her very little occasion to be occupied in fears for the absent.
This time the Frenchman was absent from the meal, and the General seemed to be in a more expansive vein.
Vatel laughed like an absent man, and amused himself like a child.
I suppose," he added reflectively, "that there was never anybody so absent as Mr Glass.
Absent--that was what he was: so absent from everything most densely real and near to those about him that it sometimes startled him to find they still imagined he was there.
I am amazingly absent; I believe I am the most absent creature in the world.
I know what to do," he said, in a hurried absent way.