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Questions with the noun Absence

10 examples:

Nobody noticed my absence?

Did anyone come in my absence?

How do you account for your absence?

Did anyone visit me during my absence?

Can you account for your absence last Friday?

Was it Mr Yamada that came to see me during my absence yesterday?

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery?
(Saint Augustine)

The Rams return to L.A. this season after a 22-year absence. Will the fans respond to the hype?
(CNBC, )

How can we measure disaster loss reduction in the absence of reliable loss data on the economic and human impacts?
(Nature Climate Change, )

Chelsea will be without their star men Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas for Saturday's title showdown with Manchester City... but will the Blues be adversely affected by their absence?
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Sentences with the noun Absence

100 examples:

He excused his absence.

Peter came in your absence.

I soon noticed his absence.

Nobody noticed her absence.

Fear is the absence of trust.

His absence was due to illness.

I was not aware of her absence.

I can't account for his absence.

Everyone has a right to absence.

Darkness is the absence of light.

A Mr Sato called in your absence.

My mother died during my absence.

His absence was due to the storm.

A Mr West called in your absence.

You must account for your absence.

I was disappointed at her absence.

He was conspicuous by his absence.

Behave yourself during my absence.

A Mr. West called in your absence.

Meg called you during your absence.

I was disappointed at your absence.

We were disappointed at her absence.

He came to see me during my absence.

You have to account for your absence.

Mr Tanaka called during your absence.

The matter was settled in his absence.

Don't speak ill of Jim in his absence.

Don't speak ill of him in his absence.

Don't say such a thing in her absence.

I know the real reason for his absence.

You are doubtless aware of his absence.

I'm at a loss to explain Tom's absence.

Don't speak badly of him in his absence.

I don't know the reason for her absence.

I want to know the reason for his absence.

His absence yesterday was due to his cold.

The absence of a greeting means something.

The reason for my absence is that I was ill.

It seems someone called on me in my absence.

A terrible accident happened in his absence.

An absence of rain caused wild plants to die.

I'll get Meg to do my work during my absence.

After an absence of seven years, I went home.

They spoke ill of the captain in his absence.

I returned home after an absence of two years.

A Mr Smith came to see you during your absence.

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

Everything chose to go wrong during his absence.

I will care for your kitten during your absence.

He suddenly appeared after a three-year absence.

After an absence of ten months, he returned home.

Dust had accumulated on my desk during my absence.

She asked me to look after her baby in her absence.

Bad news is preferable to an absence of information.

I'd like you to look after my dog during my absence.

He went to his office after an absence of five weeks.

The absence of the light is a necessary part of life.

In the absence of definite evidence, he was acquitted.

He appeared unexpectedly after three years of absence.

I will send your teacher a note to excuse your absence.

The flowers in the garden died from the absence of rain.

In the absence of her mother, she looks after her sister.

Please keep me informed of whatever happens in my absence.

In the absence of firm evidence the prisoner was set free.

Someone has robbed us of all our money during our absence.

In the absence of sufficient data, the survey was given up.

The highest degree of happiness is the absence of all pain.

In the absence of a better idea I had to choose this method.

In reality black is not a color; it is the absence of color.

Please keep me informed about whatever happens in my absence.

In the absence of my travel partner I took several solo trips.

Yesterday, I had an old friend of mine call on me in my absence.

A little absence does much good.
(French proverb)

A little absence does a lot of good.
(French proverb)

Virginity is noted only in its absence.
(Italian proverb)

Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
(Michael Crichton)

Peace must be more than the absence of war.
(Helmut Kohl)

The absence of love is the most abject pain.
(Herr Lipp)

Health is not simply the absence of sickness.
(Hannah Green)

The surest test of discipline is its absence.
(Clara Barton)

You cannot shave a man's head in his absence.
(Yoruba proverb)

The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.
(Havelock Ellis in Impressions and Comments, )

The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.
(Orson Welles)

But I still always felt the absence of a mother.
(Marcel Carne)

Peace should be the absence of any form of life.
(Costel Zăgan in Heretical definitions)

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
(Chuang Tzu)

The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence.

In the absence of honest men, they made my father mayor.
(Spanish proverb)

Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion.
(Barbara Grizzuti Harrison)

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the conquest of it.

In the absence of water lizards can claim to be crocodiles.
(African proverb)

The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism.
(Wole Soyinka)

In the absence of love, there is nothing worth fighting for.
(Elijah Wood)

The absence of one we love is not solitude, it is severance.
(Menotti Lerro in The Poetry of Menotti Lerro, )

Boredom is a discomfort which arises from the absence of pain.
(Ramon Eder)

He who maligns you in your absence is afraid of your presence.
(Catalonian proverb)

Most of what matters in your life takes place in your absence.
(Salman Rushdie)

You'll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea.
(Earl Nightingale)

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.
(Karl Marx)

A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.
(Lord Peter Wimsey in Gaudy Night)


4 examples:

How do you account for your absence from the meeting?

Have you ever got in your car after a long absence and got the brake mixed up with the accelerator?

What will Manchester United's likely absence from the Champions League mean on and off the field?
(BBC Sport, )

Golf returns to the Olympics in Rio after an 112-year absence - but have Zika and the world's top players ruined its long-term hopes?
(BBC Sport, )

Other sentences

100 examples:

Absence is the greatest woe.

After a long absence he came back.

He returned home after a long absence.

Her absence robbed us of our pleasure.

He came to school after a long absence.

After a long absence, he returned home.

A gentleman called in your absence, sir.

After a long absence, she returned home.

Absence of rain caused the plants to die.

My absence has left a hole in your heart.

Please inform me of your absence in advance.

I cannot account for her absence from school.

We called him to account for his long absence.

His absence gave birth to all sorts of rumors.

Few people noticed her absence from the party.

I was not aware of his absence from the meeting.

Please make my excuses for absence to your mother.

You must account for your absence from the meeting.

No one noticed her absence until the meeting ended.

I returned to my hometown after five years' absence.

My boss called me down for frequent absence from work.

Should anything happen in my absence, ask him for help.

Her absence went unnoticed until the end of the meeting.

No one noticed her absence until the end of the meeting.

I returned to my native village after two years' absence.

Tell me the reason for your absence from school yesterday.

Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends.

The teacher was worried by Tom's frequent absence from class.

Absence is a shro.
(Scotch proverb)

Absence is a shrew.
(English proverb)

I dote on his very absence.
(William Shakespeare in The Merchant of Venice)

Absence is the enemy of love.
(Italian proverb)

Long absence changes friends.
(French proverb)

Judicious absence is a weapon.
(Charles Reade)

Absence makes the heart forget.
(Kenya proverb)

Absence - that common cure of love.
(Lord Byron)

Absence is the mother of disillusion.
(British proverb)

Salt water and absence wash away love.
(British proverb)

To be good tends to give absence later on.
(British proverb)

God is absence. God is the solitude of man.
(Jean-Paul Sartre)

Long absence and guilt can change a friend.
(British proverb)

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
(Thomas Fuller)

Absence sharpens love; presence strengthens it.
(English proverb)

Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
(Colette in Chance Acquaintances, )

Life has become the ideology of its own absence.
(Theodor Adorno)

Absence and a friendly neighbor washes away love.
(Traditional proverb)

Absence polishes passion, presence reinforces it.
(Togolese proverb)

He that fears your presence will hate you absence.
(Thomas Fuller)

Our hours in love have wings in absence, crutches.
(Colley Cibber)

Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches.
(Miguel de Cervantes)

Absence, and a friendly neighbor, washeth away love.
(English proverb)

Absence kills a little love but makes the big ones grow.
(American proverb)

Absence cools moderate passions but inflames violent ones.
(American proverb)

I think that at the bottom of every artist there is absence.
(Menotti Lerro in The Poetry of Menotti Lerro, )

Absence is a foe to love; away from the eyes, away from the heart.
(Italian proverb)

A good thing is esteemed more in its absence than in its enjoyment.
(Latin proverb)

Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment.
(William Shakespeare)

The silence resulting from absence has destroyed many a friendship.
(Latin proverb)

Absence, with all its pains, is, by this charming moment, wiped away.
(James Thomson)

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
(Mark Twain)

Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.
(Theodore Roosevelt)

Absence does not make the heart grow fonder, but it sure heats up the blood.
(Elizabeth Ashley)

There is nothing so unthinkable as thought, unless it be the entire absence of thought.
(Samuel Butler)

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
(William Cowper)

Absence is the enemy of love; as the distance is from the eyes, so it is from the heart.
(Dominican Republic proverb)

Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.
(Ronald Reagan)

Absence is to love what wind is to fire it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.
(Comte DeBussy-Rabutin)

In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence of ugliness far worse than ugliness.
(Sidonie Gabrielle Colette)

Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.
(Comte DeBussy-Rabutin)

The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature.
(Alfred North Whitehead)

In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.

That absence is by design.
(Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster, )

No explanation was given for his long absence.
(NBC News, )

The Spurs can blame Kawhi Leonard’s absence.
(The New York Times - Pro-Basketball, )

Dimitri Patterson's mysterious absence is over.
(The New York Times - Pro-Football, )

It will make your prolonged absence less painful.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

To make that absence from the field a one-game blip.
(The Vancouver Sun - Football, )

Carson Palmer throws two TDs after extended absence.
(USA Today - NFL, )

Two changes are enforced through injury and absence.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

I cannot speak to the presence or absence of lasers.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Absence of some familiar teams opens door for others.
(Helene Elliott in Los Angeles Times - Hockey, )

Top officials have reappeared after a lengthy absence.
(UPI - News, )

Apologies, absence does not infer lack of appreciation.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

He has worn the armband in Gerrard's absence this season.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

It can be hard to go back to a game after a long absence.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Absence, it seems, really does make the heart grow fonder.
(Science Daily - News, )

During Donovan's absence, the U.S. team has been just fine.
(USA Today - Soccer, )

KLAX-FM (97.9) suffers from El Mandril's unexplained absence.
(Lee Margulies in Los Angeles Times - Pop & Hiss, )

Victor Cruz's absence could take a toll on the Giants' offense.
(USA Today - NFL, )

On one level, this absence is perfectly understandable. Film...
(Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

A two-year playoff absence is barely a hiccup in most NFL cities.
(The Vancouver Sun - Football, )

Their absence from the work force has consequences for the nation.
(The New York Times - Business, )

But after a 25-year absence, he was back this weekend to proteate.
(Mark Swed in Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster, )

The 33-year-old third baseman is facing another long-term absence.
(USA Today - Sports, )

After a three-month absence, the 14-time Grand Slam champion is back.
(USA Today - Tennis, )

Scalia's absence imperils the -4 conservative majority on the court.
(NBC News, )

The Dodgers want to get a better handle on Kershaw’s absence —...
(Los Angeles Times - All The Rage, )

His absence has created nightly auditions for whoever wants to step up.
(The New York Times - Pro-Basketball, )

In their absence, their house and truck were painted with racial slurs.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

Stress causes more cases of prolonged absence from work due to sickness.
(Science Daily - News, )

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