Definition of 'absent'


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1. One who is not present; an absentee.

2. Not present; missing.

3. Exhibiting or feeling inattentiveness.

4. Not existent; lacking.

5. Not existing; lacking.

6. Inattentive to what is passing; absent-minded; preoccupied.

7. Being away from a place; withdrawn from a place; not present.

8. not being in a specified place

9. To make absent; take or keep away: now used only reflexively, but formerly sometimes otherwise, as by Milton: as, to absent one's self from home; he absented himself from the meeting.

10. Not in a certain place at a given time; not in consciousness or thought at a certain time; away: opposed to present.

11. Not existing; wanting; not forming a part or attribute of: as, among them refinement is absent; revenge is entirely absent from his mind.

12. Absent-minded (which see).

13. To keep (oneself) away.

14. To take or withdraw (one's self) to such a distance as to prevent intercourse; -- used with the reflexive pronoun.

15. obsolete To withhold from being present.


1. She had also been absent from the vote herself.

2. We must stop clinging to the medieval belief that'life' is a spark that is either present or absent.

3. They were absent from school more than they were present.

4. The twisty trees strike a note of sculptural busyness that is mainly absent from the works beyond.

5. He was absent from the court yesterday.

6. Serious bouts of air pollution have been largely absent this summer.

7. Why are some people absent so frequently?

8. Their fathers were absent or set in unyielding opposition to independent sons.

9. They were found collectively guilty by a military tribunal for going absent without leave.

10. It is absent also from most of the surviving memorials of translators.

11. He injured his back and has been absent from work for four months on full salary.

12. He was absent from court when jurors heard the tape.

13. We are the sort of people who encourage absent fatherhood.

14. He thinks that fathers who absent themselves from domestic life are missing out.

15. Be absent without leave from any appointed place or duty.

16. Why are the ideals that matter most to human beings the ones most noticeably absent in managerial discourse?

17. Why are the people in one department three times as likely to go absent as those in another?

18. The build-up has been a tale of two absent captains.

19. There was one mammal absent from the study: humans.

20. Also absent will be giant aluminium pots of tea, scones and the communal cucumber sandwiches.

21. ‘The other nurse, who continues to suffer ill health arising from the near assault, has been absent from work on a number of occasions.’

22. ‘Remarkably, however, nectar is absent from those species that produce pseudopollen.’

23. ‘Shouldn't we be working on getting in touch with this technology so that we can keep track of children and young people who are absent from school?’

24. ‘Part of the new arrangements will see people being paid minimum contractual hours when absent from work and not the average hours they currently receive.’

25. ‘This livestock disease is endemic in countries unable to afford intensive agriculture, yet has been absent from Europe for three decades.’

26. ‘But there is also a feeling of wit and hope, conspicuously absent from the previous show, which suggests a new inner positivity.’

27. ‘Noticeably absent from the Havana conference were trade union representatives from the USA and Canada.’

28. ‘Here is a government made up largely of men who have spent huge periods of time almost completely absent from their children's lives.’

29. ‘The director of strategy and development was to have been disciplined over the matter but was absent from work through sickness and later resigned.’

30. ‘But, unfortunately, insight of this sort is absent from this book.’

31. ‘While there are 50 or more volunteers already, more are needed to replace those who may have to be absent from time to time.’

32. ‘It is hoped the latest clampdown will be particularly effective in tackling pupils who travel out of their own districts when absent from school.’

33. ‘The meeting will continue today because six of the committee's members were absent from Tuesday's session.’

34. ‘You don't have to agree with any of their viewpoints to realise that it is unhealthy for democracy to have such voices absent from the House of Commons.’

35. ‘And yet, health is virtually absent from public debates and democratic politics in India.’

36. ‘They have the natural goodness that is absent from processed cereals, and they can lower cholesterol and reduce constipation.’

37. ‘Kids being kids, they asked if they could have chips, but the ubiquitous fried potato was absent from this particular hostelry.’

38. ‘Hotels, casinos, holiday-makers and rivercraft are conspicuously absent from Monet's work.’

39. ‘The new scheme will give head teachers the power to issue on-the-spot fines if a child is absent from school without permission.’

40. ‘These powerful processes are absent from the European Commission.’

41. ‘She just looked at him, curious as to why his absent expression was now missing, replaced by a foolish something.’

42. ‘Ryan felt her finger trace around his hand in an absent manner and wanted nothing more than to squeeze her and never let go.’

43. ‘His face wore an absent expression, as of deep thought, and I became afraid that if his eyes did light upon me he would nevertheless not see me.’

44. ‘She raised her head in an absent manner, and eyed the leering man with clouded eyes.’

45. ‘A little Dutch clock in the bar struck one while Lady Audley lingered in this irresolute, absent manner.’

46. ‘His hurt expression and absent apology stirred little guilt in her hardened bosom.’

47. ‘There's a few absent smiles and drumming of fingers on shopping trolleys, we're all gearing up for the big chorus.’

48. ‘Ms. Crew reached for the door handle, her face frozen in an absent smile.’

49. ‘It was a nice face, with squinty eyes, graying brown hair, wrinkles, and a little, absent smile.’

50. ‘Verity gave her a small and rather absent smile as she hunted around the kitchen, searching the space near the kettle and the shelves by the window.’

51. ‘Janine walks by with an absent smile on her face and a clump of the man's hair in her fist.’

52. ‘His absent smile reminded the two thirsty coppers that they were on duty.’

53. ‘At others her expression and demeanour almost seem absent, detached, as if beyond the music.’

54. ‘Jasmine jolted to a halt and stared aghast into the unholy creature's absent eyes.’

55. ‘The fact that his wife worked on the fields meant that Bandia could absent himself every once in a while to conduct his commercial activities.’

56. ‘If your family celebrates Christmas, then absenting yourself for the day to go and read a book is simply not on.’

57. ‘Over the past few generations, economic migration has resulted in men absenting themselves from family life.’

58. ‘They all said that their children were quite worried by their absenting themselves for such a long period.’

59. ‘Unfortunately, since volunteering means absenting oneself from employment, not everyone can afford the experience.’

60. ‘He said: ‘I shall be absenting myself from work without authority to stand outside the Mansion House.’’

61. ‘It wasn't just that he helped teach me the finer points of putting words on paper, it was also his amazing facility for absenting himself from the office without being noticed by our superiors that endeared him to me.’

62. ‘Judges frequently absented themselves from court cases to avoid sentencing members of armed opposition groups or remanding them in police custody.’

63. ‘None of his predecessors - not even the autocratic Sir Robert Walpole - ever absented themselves so much from the Commons chamber.’

64. ‘Of those who absented themselves, he said that many in their second year of secondary school felt disaffected by the education system.’

65. ‘Your mother was taking her mother shopping today, and I should have gone to help out with mother-management, but I absented myself.’

66. ‘It's been seven and a half weeks and I haven't absented myself once.’

67. ‘He absented himself from council meetings, got into debt, and sold off his wife's inheritance.’

68. ‘She said that her son was known as a bright child and had never absented himself from school.’

69. ‘There are those of his nine children from whose lives he absented himself for several years.’

70. ‘My wife was not at that meeting, and she specifically absented herself from that meeting, so as to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest.’

71. ‘What was at issue was the fact that the youngsters ought to have been in school, and had not been given any permission to absent themselves.’

72. ‘Your coverage of the decision by Labour councillors to absent themselves from much of the last local council meeting failed to stress the constitutional implications of this blunder.’

73. ‘He called on the Government to act without delay on the Tribunals and he appealed to the big business interests of the country to stick by their country and not to choose to legally absent themselves from the Irish tax jurisdiction.’

74. ‘But none of the other parties dared absent themselves.’

75. ‘In the meantime, I am inclined to accept Fund's denials absent contrary evidence.’

76. ‘Yet, this is indeed possible absent a willingness to read critically and teach students to do likewise.’

77. ‘The Justices are perfectly entitled, should they think fit, to convict absent such evidence.’

78. ‘Yet absent a constitutional amendment, that is precisely what we face.’

79. ‘I mean, absent the facial disfigurement, you would say he looks pretty good.’

80. ‘So there are some people who have some visions about it still being the same old place absent the people who live and used to live here.’

81. ‘But that day isn't going to be now, or any time in the next ten years, absent a major breakthrough.’

82. ‘But absent that explanation, it is difficult to justify the actions that were taken.’

83. ‘Where does it say that the president has its authority to do this absent a congressional authorization?’

84. ‘However, absent a working alternative, there is no substitute for civil justice.’

85. ‘At present, that war is being won by mere force of arms, absent any moral justification.’

86. ‘Neither has any base in the city or standing anywhere else absent their connection to him.’

87. ‘Again, absent the use of a gun, knife or poison, jurors rarely accepted arguments for murderous intent.’

88. ‘It may seem silly, but absent an instruction sheet, how was he to know?’

89. ‘And absent that, the public can make its own choice to buy it or pass on it.’

90. ‘Today the study of medicinal mushrooms continues, albeit absent the deities.’

91. ‘But, absent a change in the course of this election, he's on his way to another four years.’

92. ‘This suggests that Japan's stagnation will continue absent a drastic shock to the system.’

93. ‘Japan's price level could well have fallen even more absent the monetary ease.’

94. ‘Indeed, absent mitigating factors, such as age and health, I would have imposed a lengthier term in prison.’

Other users have misspelling absent as:

1. abscent 14.47%

2. absente 7.55%

3. absen 5.35%

4. abset 4.72%

5. abcent 2.52%

6. Other 65.39%

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