absence


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  • noun

Synonyms for absence

Synonyms for absence

failure to be present

the condition of lacking a needed or usual amount

Synonyms for absence

the state of being absent

failure to be present

the time interval during which something or somebody is away

the occurrence of an abrupt, transient loss or impairment of consciousness (which is not subsequently remembered), sometimes with light twitching, fluttering eyelids, etc.

References in classic literature ?
She was her father's chief clerk, and virtually managed his Black Hawk office during his frequent absences.
I returned again to my old camp, which was not disturbed in my absence.
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear.
It was his function to build, the absence of water or of possible progeny was an accident for which he was not accountable.
What does its pres- ence imply but the absence of all fear of God, all regard for man, on the part of the people of the United States?
He had returned to a late dinner, after some days' absence, and now walked up to Hartfield to say that all were well in Brunswick Square.
I had half a minute to look into the envelope in her absence.
His days being spent at a great office in the city, he got leave of absence for a couple of hours, met his wife, went with her to the registrar's, returned to his office, worked the rest of the day as usual, and then went to his new home to find his wife and dinner awaiting him,--all just as it was going to be every night for so many happy years.
On his return he asked the parrot what had happened during his absence, and the parrot told him some things which made him scold his wife.
Disdain hath power to kill, and patience dies Slain by suspicion, be it false or true; And deadly is the force of jealousy; Long absence makes of life a dreary void; No hope of happiness can give repose To him that ever fears to be forgot; And death, inevitable, waits in hall.
I was preoccupied by the absence of the Captain during our sitting of the day before, and hoping to see him to-day.
The peculiar V-shaped mouth with its pointed upper lip, the absence of brow ridges, the absence of a chin beneath the wedgelike lower lip, the incessant quivering of this mouth, the Gorgon groups of tentacles, the tumultuous breathing of the lungs in a strange atmosphere, the evident heaviness and painfulness of movement due to the greater gravitational energy of the earth--above all, the extraordinary intensity of the immense eyes--were at once vital, intense, inhuman, crippled and monstrous.
For a thing whose presence or absence makes no visible difference, is not an organic part of the whole.
I wish you to obtain for me, from Monsieur Dessessart, leave of absence for fifteen days.
He had made them spacious {126} and fair to see, with a free run for the pigs all round them; he had built them during his master's absence, of stones which he had gathered out of the ground, without saying anything to Penelope or Laertes, and he had fenced them on top with thorn bushes.