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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE

"She has no business to be absent without leave," said Sabina.

What was it to me whether or no he was absent without leave?

What was it to me whether or not he was absent without leave?

He called the roll of his battalion and found that four hundred and fifty men were absent without leave.

Colonel Morgan O'Shea, absent without leave for having shot his father-in-law.

The Sergeant came back, looking woe-begone, and Lawrence was published on the bulletin board as "absent without leave."

Three officers are absent without leave, and Gorton was sent to round them up.

The one is under arrest for drunkenness, and the other has been "absent without leave."

Another was left behind at Boulogne, absent without leave, thinking we should unload, and the train went off for Havre.

How I reached the upper-story, I know not; but, on waking late in the day, I found my pocket-book was absent—without leave.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE

French leave

nounabrupt departure
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.