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Synonyms for absent

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for absent

not present

deficient in a usual or needed amount

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

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Synonyms for absent

go away or leave


not being in a specified place



lost in thought

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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.