Examples from the Web for absence
In the absence of cultural shifts, then, new reproductive technology might not matter as much for women as it would for men.
So filmmakers usually resort to a plot device to compensate for this absence.
In the absence of typical classrooms and curriculums, West Africans have opted for alternate methods of learning and education.
Courage, one recalls, is not the absence of fear but the ability to act in the face of it.
In the absence of ceremonial formalities, Francis favored a business-like manner.
As the Will may assume in the absence of such affirmations, and in the direction of them, so it may in opposition to them.Doctrine of the Will|Asa Mahan
By not beginning your absence till about the middle of this month I think you may manage it very well.The Letters of Jane Austen|Jane Austen
Henry had kept me posted by letter, and it was very hard at times to explain his absence.Uncle Daniel's Story Of "Tom" Anderson|John McElroy
Only in the absence of a common Gospel would each party have to take its own, and spare the other.Studies of Christianity|James Martineau
The Indians were comparatively quiet, and he readily obtained a leave of absence.Last of the Great Scouts|Helen Cody Wetmore
British Dictionary definitions for absence
Word Origin for absence
Word Origin and History for absence
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"]
Medicine definitions for absence
Idioms and Phrases with absence
In addition to the idiom beginning with absence
- absence makes the heart grow fonder
- conspicuous by its absence