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 absented
Four years later, he has absented himself utterly from the quagmire in which nearly 90 million Egyptians find themselves.
Up to that time he had absented himself without reporting to me for only three or four days at a time.Average Jones|Samuel Hopkins Adams
As he absented himself from the class, other efforts to reach him were made, but he always disappeared at the top of the stairs.The Man with the Book|John Matthias Weylland
Jean absented himself during the day, but on the following morning insisted that his nuptials should no longer be deferred.The Forest of Vazon|Anonymous
Her guests were sitting in the drawing-room; one or two looked at her strangely, because she had absented herself.The Later Life|Louis Couperus
They became so angered that he tried to arrest the fiscal, who absented himself, together with many influential persons.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898|Emma Helen Blair
Word Origin for absent
"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.).
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.