In the absence of clear evidence, the debate is still where it was over a year ago.
Despite the absence of a modern publicity machine, Freedom Summer had become a global event.
In the past, the absence of cameras meant this violence could be ignored.
The absence of command and control means there is only haphazard combat coordination on the ground.
It is the parties themselves who will suffer most in the absence of a deal.
Did any one have access to your offices during your absence from the city?
His absence was the opportunity for the conspirators, and they destroyed our letters.
By a simple sic jubeo it posits a disorder which is an "absence of order."
It had been faithfully kept during the absence of Washburn and myself.
You seem to be angry on account of my absence yesterday evening?
late 14c., from Old French absence (14c.), from Latin absentia, noun of state from absentem (nominative absens), present participle of abesse "be away from, be absent," from ab- "away" (see ab-) + esse "to be" (see essence).
Absence makes the heart grow fonder
[Thomas Haynes Bayly (1797-1839) "Isle of Beauty"]
absence ab·sence (āb'səns)
See petit mal.