- failure to appear, as in a court.
Origin of nonappearance
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Examples from the Web for nonappearance
The lightkeeper's nonappearance began to worry him a trifle.The Woman-Haters
Joseph C. Lincoln
The nonappearance of these supernatural beings in the present day, may be fairly ascribed to the decay of the learned languages.
It hurt him to think that his captain would set his nonappearance down to carelessness, and so it had been in a way.Frank Armstrong at College
Matthew M. Colton
Both are classified as a whorl and referenced to a loop to take care of the rare contingency of nonappearance.The Science of Fingerprints
Federal Bureau of Investigation
There had been a good deal of talk and excitement over the nonappearance in Meander of the man who drew the first chance.Claim Number One
George W. (George Washington) Ogden
- failure to appear or attend, esp as a defendant or witness in court
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