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From Middle French absent < Old French ausent < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] absent-, the stem of absens, present participle of abesse (“‘to be away from’”), formed from ab + esse (“‘to be’”).
Adjectiveabsent (not comparable)
- Being away from a place; withdrawn from a place; not present.
- Not existing; lacking.
- The part was rudimental or absent.
- Inattentive to what is passing; absent-minded; preoccupied.
- (A date for this quote is being sought): Chesterfield — What is commonly called an absent man is commonly either a very weak or a very affected man.
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- The gross value represents returns absent both taxation and interest on the investment’s cash component.
- 1919, State vs. Britt, Supreme Court of Missouri, Division 2, in The Southwestern Reporter, page 427
- If the accused refuse upon demand to pay money or deliver property (absent any excuse or excusing circumstance) which came into his hands as a bailee, such refusal might well constitute some evidence of conversion, with the requisite fraudulent intent required by the statute.
Third person singular
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To go away from a place; to leave.
- (A date for this quote is being sought): Addison — If after due summons any member absents himself, he is to be fined.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To withhold from being present
- (A date for this quote is being sought): Milton — Go; for thy stay, not free, absents thee more.
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