An example of absent is the lack of oxygen on the moon.
Absent friends; absent parents.
An example of absent is a student who stays home from school.
An example of absent would be audience members leaving during a bad movie.
A country in which morality is absent.
An absent nod.
They absented themselves from the debate.
To absent oneself from classes.
Absent her testimony, our case is weak.
An example of someone who is absent is a person who is daydreaming.
Origin of absent
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French absenter, from Late Latin absentare (“keep away, be away”).