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Definition of Absent

Absent

  1. Being away from a place; withdrawn from a place; not present.
  2. Not existing; lacking; as, the part was rudimental or absent.
  3. Inattentive to what is passing; absent-minded; preoccupied; as, an absent air.
  4. To take or withdraw (one's self) to such a distance as to prevent intercourse; -- used with the reflexive pronoun.
  5. To withhold from being present.

Absent Quotations

It is just as cowardly to judge an absent person as it is wicked to strike a defenseless one. Only the ignorant and narrow-minded gossip, for they speak of persons instead of things.
Lawrence G. Lovasik

The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Benjamin Franklin

Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The people who are absent are the ideal; those who are present seem to be quite commonplace.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Talk well of the absent whenever you have the opportunity.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Absent Translations

absent in Dutch is verstrooid
absent in Finnish is poissaoleva
absent in French is absent
absent in German is abwesend, abwesend, fernbleiben
absent in Italian is mancante, restar lontano, assente
absent in Latin is absens, absentis, desum
absent in Portuguese is ausente
absent in Spanish is ausente

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