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 Abscond’Absent Man (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ab’sent.
 
“Out of mind as soon as out of sight.” Generally misquoted “Out of sight, out of mind.”—Lord Brooke.   1
   The absent are always wrong. The translation of the French proverb, Les absents ont toujours tort.   2
 


 Abscond’Absent Man (The). 

 
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