Others are absenting themselves as part of an apparent protest.
Sir Richard Saltonstall was fined four bushels of malt for absenting himself from the meeting.
It is noteworthy that he was never fined for absenting himself as others were.
As the time for the wedding drew near, Voorst fell into the way of absenting himself a good deal from home.
Or has she another motive for absenting herself so frequently from her home?
Fifty years ago hardly any one thought of absenting himself or herself from public worship.
Yet I suppose he was in the habit of absenting himself from home?
The natives of the place had offended the Khalifa by absenting themselves from Omdurman, and so were being cruelly maltreated.
You are going to desolate us, Jacintito, by absenting yourself?
Instead of absenting himself from home, Frederick was unremitting in his attendance upon her.
late 14c., from Middle French absent (Old French ausent), from Latin absentem (nominative absens), present participle of abesse "be away from, be absent" (see absence). Related: Absently; absentness.
"to keep away" (from), c.1400, from Middle French absenter, from Late Latin absentare "cause to be away," from Latin absentem (see absent (adj.)). Related: Absented; absenting.
"in the absence of," 1944, principally from U.S. legal use, from absent (v.).