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 ?
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.
Council meetings should be conducted without anyone feeling compelled to participate in prayers, or feeling excluded, or that they have to absent themselves from any part of the meeting.
The cabinet members, including Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, frequently absent themselves from the assembly's sessions despite the speaker's orders for them to show up.
Tsuatofe also revealed that some teachers and headteachers absent themselves from school, and in the days that they choose to report, they sleep during the contact hours, because they are tired, having travelled with bicycles for hours before getting to school.
Monks fearful for the state of their souls absent themselves from the world to think on God.
"Despite the mayor's call for a special session and her certifying the 2019 budget as urgent, the opposition has chosen instead to purposely absent themselves from the plenary session," Lagdameo added.
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.
Originating as a doctoral dissertation produced in the philosophy department of Bowling Green State U., 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.