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
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de Treville, on receiving it, assured him that by two o'clock in the morning the four leaves of absence should be at the respective domiciles of the travelers.
"The leave of absence Monsieur has asked for," replied the lackey.
Had she not so much as asked, during all my long absence, whether I was living or dead?
I felt that the doubt of what he might do, in your absence, would be ten times more trying to me if I declined to see him than if I consented.
The house (especially in your absence) was a place of danger instead of a place of safety, now that the Count had discovered it.
After the first fortnight or three weeks of her absence, health, good humour, and cheerfulness began to reappear at Longbourn.
Have you leave of absence, or has some misfortune happened at Paris?"
Absence will in time make him comfortable again; but he can have no hope here, and it is only staying to be miserable."
With respect to the absence of whole orders on oceanic islands, Bory St.
To it she had come back joyfully after all her absences; at its window she had knelt through that night of bitter agony when she believed Gilbert dying, and by it she had sat in speechless happiness the night of her betrothal.
He several times expressed his regret at Monsieur Darzac's absence from the chateau on all these occasions, and thought that Monsieur Darzac had done cleverly in allying himself with Monsieur Joseph Rouletabille, who could not fail, sooner or later, to discover the murderer.
My friend was away by this time on one of his several absences in the Northwest, and I was quite alone in the absurd and irrelevant melancholy with which I read myself and my circumstances into the book.