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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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.
The evidence will show that for the defendant's statements to be true, this devoted daughter and loving mother has voluntarily absented herself from every major event in the life of her family," Silverman told jurors.
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).