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 Being away from a place; withdrawn from a place; not present.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

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

Voting is a Constitutional right. Absent any evidence of fraud, all Americans have a protected right to vote, be they rich or poor, black, Hispanic or white, people who live in a big city or in remote rural areas.
Juan Williams

Hospitality is present when something happens for you. It is absent when something happens to you. Those two simple prepositions - for and to - express it all.
Danny Meyer

It's actually very surprising how little we think about the quality of our decision-making and how we could improve it. How absent decision-making classes are from educational curricula. How little we think about how it is we think.
Noreena Hertz
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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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