Usage examples for absent

  1. " I wish I could think that you and Hermy might be together while I am absent," he said. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  2. He was absent five days. – Archibald Malmaison by Julian Hawthorne
  3. He was absent when it came. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  4. I wish you had not been absent on my arrival. – The Infernal Marriage by Benjamin Disraeli
  5. It was his fault that he was absent. – The Triumph of Hilary Blachland by Bertram Mitford
  6. They were absent nearly half an hour, and then his Excellency returned alone. – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
  7. Dreadful absent- minded, Applegate is. – The Desire of the Moth; and The Come On by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  8. The cottage appeared so deserted, and you were absent for such a length of time, I became somewhat curious." – The Case and The Girl by Randall Parrish
  9. The Absent, who are always in the wrong, don't often come off so well. – Barren Honour: A Novel by George A. Lawrence
  10. Why, why, is Flodoardo absent? – The-Bravo-of-Venice-a-romance by Lewis, M. G. (Matthew Gregory)
  11. " She was absent for a few minutes from the room in which we had met. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  12. Of course he may have moved away, or be absent on a journey with his mules, in which case we shall have either to follow him or wait for his return. – The Treasure of the Incas by G. A. Henty
  13. I had not put her off and I had not gone out; she had been there and after waiting for him an hour had departed in the belief that he had been absent by his own fault. – Embarrassments by Henry James
  14. Fortunately, I had been absent only for a short while. – The Boy Tar by Mayne Reid
  15. Daniel had been absent for nearly a year now, and during all that time she had written to him every month; but she had received from him only two letters through M. de Brevan,- and what letters! – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  16. I shall be absent some months. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  17. That's only the North Wind, ' replied Little Pink, in an absent tone. – A Round Dozen by Susan Coolidge
  18. Is he always thinking of his absent Lizzie? – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  19. The family being absent, George, too, did not choose to leave his note. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  20. He is happy, anyway, only when absent from me. – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner