verb (used with object)
- abscopal effect,
- absence makes the heart grow fonder,
- absence seizure,
- absent without leave,
- absente reo,
Origin of absent
Examples from the Web for absent
Absent a body, no one can say with absolute certainty whether Castro is dead, even if all signs point in that direction.
But, they added, that body scanners are absent at local airports, which they called “this large loophole.”A Gift to the Jihadis: The Unseen Airport Security Threat|Clive Irving|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The absent turkey had been blown clean away in the hurricane force winds, I concluded.
Kate has been absent from public view since the announcment was made on September 8.
Yet without money, without access, and without readership, that history McMillan seems intent on making will be absent.It Was All a Dream: Drama, Bullshit, and the Rebirth of The Source Magazine|Alex Suskind|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mrs. Palmer alone was absent from her guests, sitting at the telephone.The Relentless City|Edward Frederic Benson
But, to do the old sailor justice, his thoughts were not so much of their own situation as of the absent lads.The Boy Chums in the Gulf of Mexico|Wilmer M. Ely
Cynthia was absent again, and his mother was silent and wore a troubled look.The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete|William Dean Howells
What wife, what maid did not yearn for you absent, and burn when you were present?The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
Canovas was at once recognized as the representative of the absent King, and the country was ready to obey his directions.The War Upon Religion|Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
Word Origin for absent
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.).