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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TRUANCY

She was accused of truancy; she admitted it, even confessed her rendezvous in the Park.

Your truancy has been grievous to your friends, no less than to yourself.

Now I differ with him, and I even mean to win this day by such a piece of truancy.

They treated us as truants only, and as if they quite understood our truancy.

I have my own idea of how this truancy question is going to be solved.

The thought of my truancy was no balm to my conscience just then.

Truancy is not uncommon in colored neighborhoods, though few cases come before the courts.

The thought of Persis came to him now with the charm of all three—honey, truancy to duty, and danger.

To lunch he would not come, nor to tea, but he would be in for dinner, and so his day's truancy would be over.

She recognized him by his voice, and turned from a French prince to rebuke him for his truancy, with gay raillery and much anger.

WORD ORIGIN

1784, from truant + -cy.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TRUANCY

French leave

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