nowhere to be found

Also found in: Idioms.
See: lost
References in classic literature ?
Then there followed a great to-do through all our old inn, heavy feet pounding to and fro, furniture thrown over, doors kicked in, until the very rocks re-echoed and the men came out again, one after another, on the road and declared that we were nowhere to be found.
Then I tried looking for her on Facebook but she was nowhere to be found.
And couch-hopping, journalist-insulting Tom is nowhere to be found.
According to the long-awaited preamble to the European constitution, Europe's history is leavened by a "spiritual impulse," but God is nowhere to be found in the document.
It is interesting to note that stories by two of the authors on the front cover, Reginald Hill and Patricia Highsmith, are nowhere to be found in this volume.