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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Based on intelligence community analysis and my own evaluation, I am convinced we would absent ourselves from this region at our peril," Mattis warned.
Collectively and individually we need to continue to challenge the Government on its TB policy and unless and until it moves to create a viable TB eradication plan, which tackles the reservoir of disease in wildlife alongside controls on cattle, it must be right to absent ourselves from talks on wider cost and responsibility sharing issues.
Our faith and theology do not allow us to absent ourselves from responsibility.
We went because of a perverse impulse to absent ourselves from the United States on Richard Milhous Nixon's second inaugural day; because we happened to be in a state of unaccustomed solvency, which we were eager to dispel as rapidly as possible; because a set of grandparents was fortuitously on hand to keep an eye on our children.