[ ab-suhn-tee ]
/ ˌæb sənˈti /
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How to use absentee in a sentence
Everyone, of course, was too polite to inquire about the embarrassing number of absentees.There’s Only One Way to Beat ISIS: Work With Assad and Iran|Leslie H. Gelb|October 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We have a pretty good lead, but who knows where the absentees are going to go,” Moffatt said.Palin's New Man in Alaska|Shushannah Walshe|August 26, 2010|DAILY BEAST
All persons who have been or are absentees from the United States for the purpose of aiding the rebellion.Key-Notes of American Liberty|Various
He will also count the number of scholars and teachers present, enter it in the minute-book, and note the absentees.The Sabbath-School Index|Richard Gay Pardee
The dean is the presiding officer in chapel: his business is to pull up the absentees—no sinecure, it is said.
Three million eight hundred thousand remained as caretakers and to pay the bills of the absentees.Sixes and Sevens|O. Henry
She aids us at all times by the money that her absentees spend amongst us; which is no small part of the rental of that kingdom.
British Dictionary definitions for absentee
/ (ˌæbsənˈtiː) /
- a person who is absent
- (as modifier)an absentee voter
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