Israelis don't need to respond with an absolute "yes" or "no" to this declaration—but they need to respond.
She embodies the absolute pure spirit of rock and roll, and I mean that in every sense.
He has put his name in history: There was absolute absence of procedural justice in these trials.
They employ every trick to attain real power, though it is not absolute.
Perhaps the White House now realizes that it was too quick off the mark and too absolute when the Syrian uprising first began.
There was no absolute discourtesy; they simply did not want to be introduced.
Therefore rights can never be "natural" or "God-given," or absolute in any sense.
He incurred some debts, and was soon reduced to absolute poverty.
In the ancient German law there was absolute freedom of divorce by agreement.
But freedom was not absolute; it was to be dependent on the moral law.
late 14c., "unrestricted; complete, perfect;" also "not relative to something else" (mid-15c.), from Middle French absolut (14c., Old French asolu, Modern French absolu), from Latin absolutus, past participle of absolvere "to set free, make separate" (see absolve).
Most of the current senses also were in the Latin word. Sense evolution was "detached, disengaged," thus "perfect, pure." Meaning "despotic" (1610s) is from notion of "absolute in position." Absolute monarchy is recorded from 1735 (absolute king is recorded from 1610s); scientific absolute magnitude (1902), absolute value (1907) are from early 20c. In metaphysics, the absolute "that which is absolute" is from 1809.