- state of being away or not being present: I acted as supervisor in his absence. Your absence was noted on the records.
- period of being away: an absence of several weeks.
- failure to attend or appear when expected.
- lack; deficiency: the absence of proof.
- inattentiveness; preoccupation; absent-mindedness: absence of mind.
state of not being present
state of lacking something needed or usual
- absence makes the heart grow fonder
- conspicuous by its absence
- He’s had a player turn up with a “please excuse his absence from practice” note from a hotel clerk and wondered whether certain men were performing under the influence.
- Steadman shared emails that hint at concern sweeping through CSL as employee absences shuttered entire centers.
- At best, the absence of DEI metrics will damper efforts to achieve the ideals of stakeholder capitalism.
- High rates of absence could slow ballot delivery in key states, especially if there’s a second wave of the coronavirus, as some epidemiologists predict.
- These organizations were able to test Twitter’s ad serving functions and create more branded content in the absence of live sports, particularly around short-form video.
- How do you celebrate when happy occasions are colored by loss and 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.
- A characteristic which distinguished them and which impressed Mrs. Pontellier most forcibly was their entire absence of prudery.
- And the absence of paper and so forth, rendering notebooks costly and rare, made a large amount of memorizing necessary.
- During his absence his own relations and the chief families in his town became the objects of persecution.
- And the countess-dowager fanned herself complacently, and neither she nor Maude cared for the absence of a groomsman.
- Mamma has proposed to her—in view of your absence—to come and stay with us, and she does n't seem afraid of the idea.