[ adjective, preposition ab-suhnt; verb ab-sent, ab-suhnt ]
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


I avoided the house of Mr Clayton, and absented myself from his chapel.

He absented himself in thought, then came to life with a snap.

Madeleine absented herself, and Bertha soon stole to her side.

He absented himself from church; he met the young ladies no more.

Feeling his guilt, he had absented himself from the house since his return from the ride.

If for a time I have absented myself from her, it is to think and work for her redemption.

Harlan had not absented himself from the ranchhouse since the departure of Linton.

My God-like, the greatest of all the Riddles, absented himself, and did not vote at all.

On a certain Sabbath morning I had absented myself from the synagogue.

From her it was that they absented themselves, and I reported it to the Admiralty.