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


How I grieve at whatever may be the cause which absents him from his family!

Any scholar who absents himself at other times, even by leave, or breaks his leave, shall lose the time.

He absents himself more and more from Beethovens lodgings and spends less and less time at his own.

O woman, best are all things as the will of God ordains them; therefore go; for thy stay, not free, absents thee more.

The passenger who absents himself from the concert which all other passengers attend, is both impolite and ill-bred.

Some castes fine a member who absents himself from the meeting.

The Chevalier Bigot does not lose his politeness, however long he absents himself!

And to this they added such compliments as: votre sant; Les absents nont pas toujours tort.