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 ?
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.
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.
I had only to remind her of that, and to suggest surprising you and saving you trouble by managing the move in your absence, to make her quite as anxious for the change as I was.
After the first fortnight or three weeks of her absence, health, good humour, and cheerfulness began to reappear at Longbourn.
But against this there were objections; and she finally resolved that it could be the last resource, if her private inquiries to the absence of the family were unfavourably answered.
Have you leave of absence, or has some misfortune happened at Paris?
I will show you the new lodging I have had prepared for you during your leave of absence, and whilst examining the last winter's plantations and two saddle-horses I have just acquired, you will give me all the news of our friends in 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.
As the door remained open, we distinctly saw Mademoiselle Stangerson, taking advantage of the steward's absence, and while her father was stooping to pick up something he had let fall, pour the contents of a phial into Monsieur Stangerson's glass.
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.