absent (oneself) from (someone or something)

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absent (oneself) from (someone or something)

To avoid or stay away from someone or something. I had to absent myself from his presentation because the sight of him still makes me so angry.
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absent oneself from someone or something

to remain away from or avoid someone or some place. Fred absented himself from the meeting, which he was certain would be boring.
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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.
"Do you mean he is absent from the town?" demanded the doctor.
"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.
In Police Station Jaleelabad, SHO Muhammad Niaz, ASI Muhammad Bilal, and Constable Muhammad Khursheed were served show cause notices after they were found absent from duty.
Mushtaq Khan found paramedics and other staff absent from duty and directed for one day salary deduction and and also warned them to remain present.
KARACHI -- Services and General Coordination Department sacked six of the eight doctors who continued to collect their salaries despite remaining absent from their duties at Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical College, Lyari.
The report says that about 40 per cent students remain absent from the schools.
DC Saleha Saeed checked Ghalib Market, Makka Colony, Muslim Town, Johar Town, Allah Hoo Chowk and other areas and found field staff of LWMC absent from duty.
Maybe they're just 'too busy.' Maybe they're physically absent from the office because of a heavy travel schedule.
'The reason why the matter could not go on that day was that the same witness was absent in court and no tenable reason was given this is the second time on record as a witness who is in the box is absent from court.
He earlier had gone on a surprise visit at KDA Civic center where at least five officers of Sindh Building control Authority (SBCA) and 17 officers of various departments of KDA were suspended by Sindh Minister for Local government Saeed Ghani on Monday being absent from their duties.
06-98236, 41 pages), the high court held that "an individual is not a surviving spouse for the purposes of MCL 700.2801(2)(e)(i) if he or she intended to be absent from his or her spouse for the year or more leading up to the spouse's death."
QUETTA:Pishin Deputy Commissioner Qaim Lashari has said that action is being taken against teachers who are absent from educational institutions in order to improve the quality of education in Pishin.