absent (oneself) from

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absent (oneself) from

To leave a place, often to avoid something. If my ex-boyfriend does come, I'm going to absent myself from the party.
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He was due to stand trial but the woman, a key witness, "absented herself from court" for two days.
"While being paid to provide NHS care within the community to expectant mothers she absented herself from her duties to work elsewhere, ultimately defrauding the NHS.
Temptations toward resentment are not just first-century stuff: A friend's sister has mostly absented herself from the life of the extended family.
1 Absented herself from school without due explanation on seven occasions during the autumn term 2006;
"She chose to care for her dogs and absented herself from work without receiving the necessary authorisation from the respondents."
Catholic supporters of Aileen Carroll, the Catholic Liberal MP for Barrie-Simcoe-Bradford, made protestations during the June 2004 federal election when she was listed as a pro-abortion Catholic M.P despite the fact that she claims to be "pro-choice." In the fall of 2003, she absented herself from the vote for the defence of marriage; later she voted in favour of C-250 (the hate legislation) and C-13 (permitting embryonic stem-cell research).