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 Being away from a place; withdrawn from a place; not present.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

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

The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures, and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures, cause inconstancy.
Blaise Pascal

Think about one of the most powerful influences on a young child's life - the absence of a father figure. Look back on recent presidents, and you'll find an absent, or weak, or failed father in the lives of Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
Jeff Greenfield
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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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