Definition Of absent


(of an expression or manner) showing that someone is not paying attention to what is being said or done.

she looked up with an absent smile

not present in a place, at an occasion, or as part of something.

most students were absent from school at least once

stay or go away.

various people absented themselves because of his presence


employees could not be fired absent other evidence

Example Of absent

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

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

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

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

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

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