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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of absent.


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  • If they tend to "craven fear and trembling" in any regard, it is in the worry that by daring to, say, present a character like Gaeta as openly homosexual on mainstream television, they will potentially alienate a conservative audience who still abjects gays and desires them absented from the media (and ultimately reality).

    An Open Letter to John C. Wright

  • Searching out the shards of history found in archaeological sites, newspapers, household goods, clothing, personal mementos, folklore, songs, cultural rituals, and buildings, “Ancestors” reveals the secret history of those who were absented from the public history.

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • Satiran "absented" himself briefly from the close conference with Pol; he was probably conferring with the other Companions for a moment.

    Brightly Burning

  • A notice posted on the chapel of Carrigtwohill, calling one of those meetings, warned such as absented themselves that they would be marked men, as there was famine in the parish, and they should have food or blood.

    The History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847 (3rd ed.) (1902) With Notices of Earlier Irish Famines

  • His smile returned with a degree of warmth that convinced me for a split second that it had never absented itself.


  • Of course we know the justice ministry did the same, though as we reported last month, Ken Clarke – whose PR skills have been there for all to see of late – absented himself.

    Hugh Muir's Diary

  • Most of the Israelis absented themselves from services.

    Rabbi Sid Schwarz: 'One Jewish People' Takes Work

  • Ken, it would seem, absented himself from the process.

    Hugh Muir's Diary

  • There, tens of thousands have marched and filled the halls of the state capitol and from which Democratic lawmakers have absented themselves rather than allow the Republican-controlled legislature to actually vote on the governor's anti-labor -- indeed, anti-democracy -- bill.

    Harvey J. Kaye: On Wisconsin! And to the Next Battle Over Workers' Rights

  • Segregation still exists in the media, in the movies and the TV shows, where the abject is absented, where there is the default and the deviant, the "normal" and the "abnormal".

    A Sodomite's Sermon


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