ABSENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ABSENT
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absent
 a.  go away or leave ; missing; not present
Classic Sentence: (144 in 10 pages)
1  They must, he reflected, be awaiting him anxiously, for he had been absent nearly five hours.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
2  His intention had been to be absent a year at the most, but a combination of unforeseen circumstances prevented his leaving the mines for nearly five.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
3  Clearly the murderer had used it to remind his victim of some dead or absent woman.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
4  As they approached the farm Squealer, who had unaccountably been absent during the fighting, came skipping towards them, whisking his tail and beaming with satisfaction.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
5  The Lady Rowena, who had been absent to attend an evening mass at a distant church, had but just returned, and was changing her garments, which had been wetted by the storm.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
6  It will not need," said the Lady Rowena, breaking silence; "My voice shall be heard, if no other in this hall is raised in behalf of the absent Ivanhoe.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
7  King Richard was absent a prisoner, and in the power of the perfidious and cruel Duke of Austria.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
8  You have spoken well, good squire," said the Disinherited Knight, "well and boldly, as it beseemeth him to speak who answers for an absent master.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
9  The castle and town of Ashby, at this time, belonged to Roger de Quincy, Earl of Winchester, who, during the period of our history, was absent in the Holy Land.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
10  The worst of it was, Clifford tended to become vague, absent, and to fall into fits of vacant depression.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
11  And when passion is dead, or absent, then the magnificent throb of beauty is incomprehensible and even a little despicable; warm, live beauty of contact, so much deeper than the beauty of vision.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
12  He was paler than Connie had ever seen him: and more absent.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
13  But his spirit was grey and absent, he was not there for her.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 14
14  They left England with the probability of being nearly a twelvemonth absent.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
15  Edmund was absent at this time, or the evil would have been earlier remedied.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  You've been absent six times according to our records.
2  By being absent from the trial, he forfeited the right to appeal.
3  Only one boy was absent, namely Harry.
4  A consideration of the cultural context of such concept formations is largely absent from his work.
5  At times he would be absent for a couple of days.
6  The Personnel Department keeps a record of employees absent through sickness.
7  The eye is blind if the mind is absent.
8  To preserve a friend three things are required: to honour him present, praise him absent, and assist him in his necessities.
9  He is absent from the meeting.
10  Local women were conspicuously absent from the meeting.
11  She was absent for nine consecutive days.
12  I was absent once or twice.
13  He played with an abandon that was strangely absent from his performance last week.
14  He that fears you present, will hate you absent.
15  Any soldier failing to report would be considered absent without leave and punished accordingly.