absent

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Synonyms for absent

Synonyms for absent

not present

deficient in a usual or needed amount

so lost in thought as to be unaware of one's surroundings

Synonyms for absent

go away or leave

Synonyms

not being in a specified place

Antonyms

nonexistent

lost in thought

References in classic literature ?
After all, he had been absent but a few months, and was not changed.
He therefore made arrangements to absent himself from Tellson's for the first time in his life, and took his post by the window in the same room.
A answered for the absent lady by a neat little apology, expressed in these words:
I had now been absent from it almost, if not quite, five years.
Vatel laughed like an absent man, and amused himself like a child.