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Absence meaning

absence - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Want; destitution; withdrawal.
  2. 2. Inattention to things present; abstraction ( of mind); as, absence of mind.
  3. 3. A state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; - opposed to presence.
  4. 4. The state or period of being away.
  5. 5. State of being absent.

absence - examples of usage

  1. It had seemed so simple to account for half an hour's absence by saying that he had lost his way in the dark. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  2. We shouldn't have noticed it if we had stayed there, but we feel it after this absence." - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
  3. Well, really, I answered you in absence of mind." - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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