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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 Being away from a place; withdrawn from a place; not present.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

A higher rate of urgency does not imply ever-present panic, anxiety, or fear. It means a state in which complacency is virtually absent.
John P. Kotter

Men can absent themselves from real life for their art more easily. Women are anchored into the quotidian business of getting food on the table, making sure everybody's socks match, the soccer gear is ready. I admire idealists, but they're usually enabled by someone who holds the tether on their balloon, who pays the bills and sweeps up after them.
Geraldine Brooks

Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance.
Hannah Arendt

A gentleman has his eyes on all those present; he is tender toward the bashful, gentle toward the distant, and merciful toward the absent.
Lawrence G. Lovasik
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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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