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1) absence. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...1. Failure to be present: nonattendance. Law : nonappearance. See ABSENCE. 2. The condition of lacking a needed or usual amount: dearth, lack, want. See EXCESS....

2) absence of, in the; conspicuous by its (his, her, their) absence. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...In the absence of is padded prose. Conspicuous by its [his, her, their, etc.] absence is a cliché, also well padded. 1...

3) 20. Absence. John Hoskins. Metaphysical Lyrics & Poems of the 17th c.
...ABSENCE heare my protestation Against thy strengthe Distance and lengthe, Doe what thou canst for alteration: For harts of truest mettall 5 Absence doth joyne, and...

4) 187. Absence. Mawson, C.O. Sylvester. 1922. Roget s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
... NOUN: NULLIBICITY, nullibiety [rare], absence; awayness [rare], cut [colloq.]; inexistence [See Nonexistence]; nonresidence, absenteeism; nonattendance, alibi. EMPTINESS...

5) 9. Present in Absence. Anonymous. The Golden Treasury
...ABSENCE, hear thou my protestation Against thy strength, Distance, and length; Do what thou canst for alteration: For hearts of truest mettle 5 Absence doth join,...

6) leave of absence. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: pl. leaves of absence See leave2 (sense 2)....

7) absence. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. The state of being away. 2. The time during which one is away. 3. Lack; want: an absence of leadership. 4. The state of being absent-minded; inattentiveness: absence...

8) 176. Present in Absence. John Donne. 1909-14. English Poetry I: From Chaucer to Gray. The Harvard Classics
...ABSENCE, hear thou my protestation Against thy strength, Distance, and length; Do what thou canst for alteration: For hearts of truest mettle 5 Absence doth join,...

9) 615a. Absence of Motive. Mawson, C.O. Sylvester. 1922. Roget s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
... NOUN: ABSENCE OF MOTIVE; caprice [See Caprice]; chance (absence of design) [See Chance]. VERB: SCRUPLE (be unwilling) [See Unwillingness]; have no motive. ADJECTIVE:...

10) Absence makes the heart grow fonder. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...Absence makes the heart grow fonder Persons, places, or things become dearer to us when they are absent. 1...

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