After four months, however, a sense of urgency seems to be absent.
The prime minister is absent, away on his African visit, while calls for his head rain down.
absent a complete ban, or total irrationality, judges should simply step off the seesaw.
But, absent Hillary, no way 72% of any group would consider such an outcome likely in the very next election.
Yet without money, without access, and without readership, that history McMillan seems intent on making will be absent.
Her words were the result of an impetuous defense of the absent man.
The inhabitants of many of the better dwellings were absent.
But all the musical, ocular, and facial beauties are absent from writing.
The place wore a strange appearance to those who had been absent for some time.
They then began to talk of the absent one as had been their wont in the Dairi.
late 14c., from Middle French absent (Old French ausent), from Latin absentem (nominative absens), present participle of abesse "be away from, be absent" (see absence). Related: Absently; absentness.
"to keep away" (from), c.1400, from Middle French absenter, from Late Latin absentare "cause to be away," from Latin absentem (see absent (adj.)). Related: Absented; absenting.
"in the absence of," 1944, principally from U.S. legal use, from absent (v.).