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Quotes of absence

  1. It is not opium which makes me work but its absence and in order for me to feel its absence it must from time to time be present. – Antonin Artaud
  2. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. – Thomas Haynes Bayly
  3. With the absence of a flu vaccination last year, I did not take a flu shot; but there is still some immunity that carries over from year to year; but about every 30 years, there is a major change in the genetics of the flu virus. – Michael Burgess
  4. Happiness is the absence of suffering. I think it's an interesting way of looking at it. I think the absence of suffering exists very rarely in the world we live in. – Julie Christie
  5. I called their attention also to the absence of all means of ventilating the hall, remarking that, as we had already breathed the air which it contained for a full hour, it must have lost much of its vital properties and needed to be renewed. – George Combe
  6. We want to see Israel withdraw from our territory. But we don't want to be accountable vis -a -vis Israel on the security basis, because we don't see, in the absence of a peace agreement, that Lebanon can really be accountable to Israel if anything happens. – Rafik Hariri
  7. In the 5 years, well over 60, 000 American families have been broken apart by the absence of insurance because the only way for parents to get treatment for their children is to turn the custody of those children over to the State. – Patrick J. Kennedy
  8. Peace must be more than the absence of war. – Helmut Kohl
  9. Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement. – Alice Koller
  10. You'll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea. – Earl Nightingale
  11. The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum. – Thomas Paine
  12. Judicious absence is a weapon. – Charles Reade
  13. Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means. – Ronald Reagan
  14. Proverbs often contradict one another, as any reader soon discovers. The sagacity that advises us to look before we leap promptly warns us that if we hesitate we are lost; that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but out of sight, out of mind. – Leo Rosten
  15. Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict- alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence. – Dorothy Thompson

Usage examples for absence

  1. Absence can have no effect upon it. ” – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  2. They explained Otway's absence – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  3. It is the last one I shall give, during the Queen's absence in her name." ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  4. It would be after midnight before he could get back to the city as it was, and he was to leave the city at nine in the morning for his long absence – The Brown Study by Grace S. Richmond
  5. Some one has been here in our absence – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  6. It had seemed so simple to account for half an hour's absence by saying that he had lost his way in the dark. ” – The Rough Road by William John Locke
  7. In my absence London was unendurably dull to him, and Minna was more necessary to the happiness of his life than ever. ” – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  8. Third, that every year, upon the day C., they should meet together at the house Sancti Spiritus, or write the cause of his absence – Secret Societies And Subversive Movements by Nesta H. Webster
  9. After which he asked her for her mother, and was told she had kissed them both in the morning, and cried very much for his absence – The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great by Henry Fielding
  10. And all on account of my absence – Her Mother's Secret by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  11. “ A fact less pleasant, was the absence of provisions. ” – Footprints in the Forest by Edward Sylvester Ellis
  12. During her absence Monsieur Roger said to Madame Dalize,- " Miette seems to think that I trouble her a little too often." ” – In Search of a Son by William Shepard Walsh
  13. How did everything go in my absence – The Boy Allies Under the Sea by Robert L. Drake
  14. Let it be removed when he is not there; let him miss his old companion after an absence – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  15. Then you must know what has been going on in my absence – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  16. My leave of absence is for three or four days. ” – Quicksands by Adolph Streckfuss
  17. “ I thought you wouldn't be there, and I wanted to look for you and say that I couldn't find you, and so call the attention of the officers to your absence – Shelled by an Unseen Foe by James Fiske
  18. Then he went on to tell me how Marx had met him on his return after his long absence and had taken him to see his wife, who believed him dead. ” – Mr. Marx's Secret by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  19. The place had been kept in order after a fashion, and did not seem to have suffered during the fifteen years or more of my absence – The Upper Berth by Francis Marion Crawford
  20. He was here to feel her presence in her absence – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith

Idioms for absence