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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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Mr Shahid added that absent teachers and other government employees would face stern legal action for absenting from schools and duty places.
Proser offers no justification for absenting himself from nearly half of Marlowe's canon (Dido, Queen of Carthage, The Massacre at Paris, and Marlowe's poetry, especially Hero and Leander but also translations of Ovid and Lucan).