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.
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References in classic literature ?
I had now been absent from it almost, if not quite, five years.
I was absent from Baltimore, for the purpose of valuation and division, just about one month, and it seemed to have been six.
I mean he is absent from everywhere," answered Father Brown; "he is absent from the Nature of Things, so to speak.
A certain man is absent from home for many years; he is jealously watched by Poseidon, and left desolate.
KARACHI -- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has approved a summary of Sindh health department that sought removal of 1500 doctors from their services for showing absent from duties since long period.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Dec 26 (ANI): Clarifying his earlier statement on a few doctors, whom he advised to join Naxals, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir on Tuesday said that he respects doctors and his outburst was because few doctors were absent from the event.
ABBOTTABAD -- District Nazim and Naib Nazim Abbottabad on Thursday paid surprise check to the district administration offices at 8:30 am found most of the employees absent from the duty.
The DC found lady doctor Samreen and dispenser Asif Ali absent from their duty, said a handout issued by Sindh Information Department on Friday.
He said that the ACE officials conducted thorough inquiry into the matter and came to know that the female teachers had been absent from the schools for a long time.
In particular, silica bodies are present in almost all commelinids, but absent from all non-commelinids except orchids (Prychid et al.
The sacked teachers were absent from duty for the past few years but they were still drawing salaries.
In accordance with the procedural norms of the Parliament, in case parliamentarians will be absent from plenary sessions of the Parliament for more than 30 working days without a serious reason, their powers will be terminated ahead of schedule.
2 : not existing <Trees were absent from the desert landscape.
But Mr Evans hit back, saying his position had been misrepresented and that Ms Morgan and her fellow Welsh Labour MEP Glenys Kinnock had also been absent from votes concerning environmental issues.
Also, biologists may have surveyed the DNA of too few creatures to find the genes that Klein and Koonin claim are absent from many branches of life.