Notebook, 1993-



Want, Lack, Inattention . . . Missing, Preoccupied . . . . Not Present

R  E  F  E  R  E  N  C  E  S 
1 Absence n [14c] 1: the state of being absent 2: the period of time that one is absent 3: want, Lack [an __ of details] 4: inattention to present surroundings or occurrences [__ of mind]

1 Absent adj [ME, fr., MF, fr. L absent-, absens, prp. of abesse to be absent, fr. ab + esse to be - more at is] [14c] 1: not present or attending: Missing 2: not existing: Lacking [danger in a situation where power is __ -M. H. Trytten] 3: Inattentive, Preoccupied -absently adv

2 Absent vt [15c] : to keep [oneself] away

3 Absent prep [1945]: one that is absent: as a: a proprietor that lives away from his or her estate or business b: one missing from work or school -absentee adj

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]



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