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Definition of Absence


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 A state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; -- opposed to presence.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

Absence Quotations

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
Nelson Mandela

Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
Ronald Reagan

Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
Carl Sagan

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
Mark Twain
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Absence Translations

absence in Dutch is afwezigheid, absentie, mangel
absence in German is Abwesenheit {f}, Abwesenheit {f}, Fehlen {n}
absence in Italian is mancare, assenza
absence in Spanish is ausencia, falta