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Definition of Absent

  ABSENT   adjective
Peculiarly exposed to the tooth of detraction; vilifed; hopelessly in the wrong; superseded in the consideration and affection of another.

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Regular definition:
?. ?a.?Šbs?nt adj. & v. --adj. 1 a not present. b (foll. by from) not present at or in. 2 not existing. 3 inattentive to the matter in hand. --v.refl. 1 stay away. 2 withdraw. °°absently adv. (in sense 3 of adj.). [ME ult. f. L absent- pres. part. of abesse be absent]

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