absent (oneself) from

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absent (oneself) from

To leave a place, often to avoid something. If my ex-boyfriend does come, I'm going to absent myself from the party.
See also: absent
References in classic literature ?
I must absent myself from all I loved while thus employed.
I am not saying that I will absent myself from Twitter, no," she emphasized.
Ongoing events in the Middle East and North Africa are such that I judge it inappropriate for me to absent myself from the organisation's headquarters in Vienna at this time," he said.
Asked yesterday whether he would absent himself from discussions on Betfair and cease to present racing's case against the exchange publicly himself, he replied: "No, I won't absent myself from discussions on Betfair.
Born into a middle-class family in 1947, Shiro got off to a conventional start, graduating from university and becoming a "salary many His yearning to fit in with corporate culture was overpowering but short-lived: "A sudden and unmitigated desire to absent myself from work would be accompanied by some psychosomatic disorder, which made me feel physically out of sorts" The process repeated itself in office after office, until, in 1987, he joined the ranks of the least skilled, working on cleaning crews and as a gofer on construction sites.
I know that when I absent myself from my natural life, I am then living my eternal life.