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Definition of Absents
AbsentAbsent Ab"sent, a. [F., fr. absens, absentis, p. pr. of abesse
to be away from; ab + esse to be. Cf. Sooth.]
1. Being away from a place; withdrawn from a place; not
present. ``Expecting absent friends.' --Shak.
2. Not existing; lacking; as, the part was rudimental or
3. Inattentive to what is passing; absent-minded;
preoccupied; as, an absent air.
What is commonly called an absent man is commonly
either a very weak or a very affected man.
Syn: Absent, Abstracted.
Usage: These words both imply a want of attention to
surrounding objects. We speak of a man as absent when
his thoughts wander unconsciously from present scenes
or topics of discourse; we speak of him as abstracted
when his mind (usually for a brief period) is drawn
off from present things by some weighty matter for
reflection. Absence of mind is usually the result of
loose habits of thought; abstraction commonly arises
either from engrossing interests and cares, or from
unfortunate habits of association.
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