in the absence of

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See: devoid
References in classic literature ?
He had his foot upon the breast of their sham deliverer, in the absence of a spare arm; and gave him a gentle roll as he spoke.
Despite, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi's socio-economic policy focused on reducing the financial burden on the poor, decisions and laws passed in the absence of a parliament seem to be a failure.
Mohammad Arshad, a daily wage earner, said persons like him were the worst sufferers due to the sit-ins as they could not earn to feed their families in the absence of business activities.
In the absence of a reasonable excuse for defendant's prolonged disobedience, the striking of his answer was a proper exercise of discretion.
In the other, the Court's result effectively rewrote the insurance contract between the parties and has negative implications with respect to the rights of insurance companies to require insureds to adhere to specific late notice provisions in the future in the absence of prejudice.
And he has every chance of reaching his century at Highbury, with Jose Reyes set to partner him up front in the absence of Dennis Bergkamp.
What would have happened had an ATC not been available and the player had been allowed to finish the fourth quarter -- a likelihood in the absence of an allied health care medical professional?
In the absence of an architectural messiah, the public is driven to become more discerning in its appreciation of the century past-returning to classic modernism to find its unsung heroes.
Even in the absence of new federal legislation, many courts have found rationales for allowing suits against MCOs to go forward despite ERISA.
They concluded that in the absence of solid international and domestic support, it was best to mount yet another diplomatic effort.