Definition Of absence

noun

the state of being away from a place or person.

the letter had arrived during his absence

Example Of absence

  • Almost half were with their parents, who made some excuses for their absence .

  • Downsizing produced an increased risk of sickness absence , in line with earlier findings.

  • He explained his absence by telling all concerned he was going into hospital for three weeks for an operation.

  • He explains his absence from school by saying he is on a part-time timetable.

  • He has undoubtedly made up for that absence and has drawn warm praise from his manager and admiration from the fans.


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