absence

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈæbsəns/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈæbsəns/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(absəns)


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absence

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. in the absence of all [competition, opposition]
  2. will be the [director, president] in her absence
  3. [teaching the class, leading the department] in his absence
  4. In his absence, she will [be, act as] the [director].
  5. The [office, business] (is) closed in his absence.
  6. What will we do in her absence?
  7. the absence of all [common sense, emotion]
  8. there is an absence of [proof, evidence] (that)
  9. in the absence of all [light, air]
  10. after her death, her absence was felt (by)
  11. never (really) [felt, noticed] his absence
  12. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
  13. had another absence (from school)
  14. has [five] absences (from school)
  15. have too many absences (from school)
  16. will fail if you have [one] more absence
  17. has had [three] absences over [two weeks]
  18. a [preapproved, prearranged, preexcused] absence from [work, school]
  19. Any absence must be [justified].
  20. Your absence is excused.
  21. Her absence has been noted.
  22. Their absence is [excusable, inexcusable].
  23. an absence without [pay, leave, approval]
  24. the [reason, justification] for the absence
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