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 ?
In truth, we have a little wonder why you should so rigidly absent yourself from a place where the gratitude of the daughters might receive the support of a parent's thanks.
But absent yourself from the family home in a running vest, Lycra or, even better, on a bike, and your hobby is transformed from selfish to saintly and from self-indulgence to self-improvement.
In the part of the world where I come from, 'leaving' means you take yourself and whatever else you have and absent yourself from the area.
What could be plainer than: "Do not absent yourself from your own assembly, as some have done" (Hebrews 10:25, Jerusalem Bible).