The Chevalier Bigot does not lose his politeness, however long he absents himself!
Any scholar who absents himself at other times, even by leave, or breaks his leave, shall lose the time.
And to this they added such compliments as: votre sant; Les absents nont pas toujours tort.
O woman, best are all things as the will of God ordains them; therefore go; for thy stay, not free, absents thee more.
Some castes fine a member who absents himself from the meeting.
The passenger who absents himself from the concert which all other passengers attend, is both impolite and ill-bred.
He absents himself more and more from Beethovens lodgings and spends less and less time at his own.
How I grieve at whatever may be the cause which absents him from his family!
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.).