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 ?
Still, they may have concealed some precious stone, some valuable diamond; so that we are like those misers who are unable to absent themselves from their treasures.
She added that some officers absent themselves from office leaving customers unattended to and to ensure customer-friendly environment.
After all, this is supposedly ye olde England where turkeys can be fried alive inside a hair-cutting machine with no one protesting, and kids absent themselves from school yet no one from child services comes a-calling.
He warned that, all staff who willfully absent themselves from duty would be declared ghost workers and replaced immediately.
JEDDAH: The General Directorate of Passports announced on Thursday that foreign workers who absent themselves from work without permission will each be fined SR10,000, deported and banned from entering the Kingdom.
At present, anyone who needs to deal with a government entity is obliged to absent themselves from work for a few hours in order to accomplish the task.
So much for radical change, but I'm looking forward to the council meeting when this will be voted upon, at which time I will call for all councillors with close relatives who are employees to absent themselves from voting, as required by law.
this volume defends a Neo-Kantian account of the modern state and legal institutions against an alternative view of social organization, exemplified by Chandran Kukatha's ideal of the "liberal archipelago," in which individuals have an unconditional right to live in accordance with their conscience and to absent themselves from any religious, cultural, social, and political associations.
Furthermore, this practice places nonbelievers in the dilemma of having to choose to say a pledge that denigrates their beliefs or absent themselves from the exercise altogether, thus giving the appearance that they are unpatriotic.
Similarly, if all the Republicans were to absent themselves from the House chamber, Obama would win by a vote of 41-0.
Prime ministers in the past like Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira and Rajiv Gandhi, and Atal Bihari Vajpayee made it a point never to absent themselves from Parliament when it was in session.
The other benefit is that you will have fewer absentees since workers emotionally connected will look forward to spending time with each other, and since they can be together for prolonged hours at the office they will do their best not to absent themselves from the office.
Monument for Sell has the only obvious, monumental figure among the four videos and is closest to the iconic charisma of the Mangano sisters earlier videos--the gorgeous, epic exception to their newfound desire to absent themselves from their works.
If the employee had any dispute on these, they could have and should have approached the embassy with their complaints, if any, and not absent themselves from work and work elsewhere.
On September 20, an internal letter written by Stephen Dhieu, the Commerce, Trade and Supply minister addressed to the undersecretary reportedly caused some staff to absent themselves from the ministry.