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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Tudors, Stuarts and Hanoverians carefully absented themselves from Europe's vicious wars of religion and succession.
In the petition filed on Friday, Zeliang pleaded that 10 NPF MLAs be declared as disqualified under paragraph 2(1)(b) of the tenth schedule as they absented themselves from the July 19 emergency session of the Assembly, violating the whip of the party.
The players also absented themselves from a post-match news conference in their bid to boycott BeIN.
3) Truck drivers absented themselves from work as a result of the influence of alcohol or drugs?
7 (SUNA) -President Omer Bashir, has renewed the call for all the political parties who absented themselves from the National Dialogue to join the process.
Several hundred workers of different apparel factories at Fatulla and Sonargoan area in Narayanganj also absented themselves from work over a demand for a minimum monthly wage and withdrawal of termination of the sacked workers.
The amnesty is meant for certain categories of expats, like those who were reported to have run away, who absented themselves from work, violators among domestics, or those who overstayed in the Kingdom after performing Haj or Umrah," he said.
These Irishmen had absented themselves from the Defence Forces without permission to fight on the Allied side.
The engineers of the entire state will go on strike if the police delay action," Farooqui said, adding that engineers in Ballia had already absented themselves from work on Wednesday and Thursday and those from Varanasi would join them if a complaint was not registered.
Similarly, lawyers frequently have absented themselves from hearings, claiming illness.
At the same time, 230 African and Asian Anglican bishops who had absented themselves from the 650 bishops at Lambeth, met by themselves in Jerusalem where they rejected the Archbishop of Canterbury as the leading moral authority in Anglicanism.
He pointed to what he called a "historically unprecedented" fact that over 300 bishops absented themselves from the most recent Lambeth Conference.
There was, however, another, category of people: the "careful and untainted," who absented themselves from the world of politics.
The decision hinges on whether Atkinson and Binnington deliberately absented themselves from the appeal hearing and whether they were properly summonsed or made aware of its importance.
The Liberal Opposition absented themselves from the Chamber during the Royal Assent proceedings in protest of the circumstances surrounding the adjournment.