His absences accumulated, and soon we more often found Daquan leaning against the wall of the corner bodega than in a desk.
They confronted the entertainer about his inattentiveness and absences.
But as Caine tells it in the book, “We were at school and there was no reason to question [her absences] at all.”
He avoids confrontation and the limelight, but he could not suppress his dismay about the absences that inaugural day.
The absences certainly stunned members of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, the group that raised the $65 million for the facility.
Mrs. Biggers carried on the work during Mrs. Boyer's absences.
I am prepared for blame on account of some of the absences of mention.
He got in with a gay set at Barnum's Hotel, his hours grew irregular, his absences from home more numerous and more prolonged.
Mrs. Jupe's absences from home were now more frequent than ever.
The British officer next in seniority to you will command the detachment in your absences.
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.