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 ?
Abel has never been absent from us, for a day; has he, my dear?'
Absent from us but at home with his Lord and Saviour.
(Though absent from us, the beautiful memories you left behind.) -Your loving husband Bernie and daughter Julie xxx.
His sympathies lie with those who wonder, question and dare to say that often God seems absent from us.
This may sound shocking, for we know that God is never absent from us. Perhaps the pursuit is better undertaken if we embrace the words of Paul in Acts.
When we sit down to write a letter, we are trying to reach out to someone who is absent from us -- someone we can't see, hear, or touch.