ABSENCE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ABSENCE
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absence
 n.  state of being absent; state of being away
Classic Sentence: (201 in 14 pages)
1  It was a large square room, looking all the larger from the absence of all furniture.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
2  The German name of the victim, the absence of all other motive, and the sinister inscription on the wall, all pointed to its perpetration by political refugees and revolutionists.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
3  In the middle of the summer Moses the raven suddenly reappeared on the farm, after an absence of several years.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IX
4  He had established a confidence with her, that absolutely turned upon her indifference towards her husband, and the absence, now and at all times, of any congeniality between them.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
5  Your absence will make a vast difference to me, sir, as I think you very well know.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X
6  But their enterprise was delayed by the absence of more than one main limb of the confederacy.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
7  Clifford was much more hedgy and nervous, he got cold feet much quicker in Connie's absence, and the talk didn't run.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 4
8  To find there, what he had forgotten during his absence of years, a pettiness and a vulgarity of manner extremely distasteful.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
9  Clifford hated her going, but it was only because he didn't feel safe in her absence.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 15
10  Their father was no object of love to them; he had never seemed the friend of their pleasures, and his absence was unhappily most welcome.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
11  The sort of dread in which Fanny now sat of seeing Mr. Rushworth prevented her thinking so much of their continued absence, however, as she might have done.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
12  It was evident that they had been spending their time pleasantly, and were not aware of the length of their absence.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
13  The play should not be lost by his absence.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
14  There was never much laughing in his presence; or, if there is any difference, it is not more, I think, than such an absence has a tendency to produce at first.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
15  The liberty which his absence had given was now become absolutely necessary.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
Example Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
16  Observers noted an absence of the violence which had been a feature of previous elections.
17  The presence or absence of clouds can have an important impact on heat transfer.
18  This should involve making all key decisions and even moving into your office during your absence.
19  She did not mention her mother's absence.
20  Students returning to school after absence must bring a note from their parents.
21  You will not be paid for the full period of absence.
22  I can't think of any possible explanation for his absence.
23  We did not receive any news during his long absence.
24  The relation between alcohol consumption and sickness absence will be reported elsewhere.
25  In the absence of a will the courts decide who the guardian is.
26  I must find someone to act as a deputy for me during my absence.
27  His absence is the hinge of our plan.
28  The general decided to countermand the orders issued in his absence.
29  Holmes's absence for a day, slightly caused to disquiet Watson; after a week with no word, however, Watson's uneasiness about his missing friend had grown into a deep fear for his safety.
30  The other guests had taken advantage of the Queen's absence, and were resting in the shade.