Usage examples for absentee

  1. He's been posted as an absentee, and the police have been warned. – Okewood of the Secret Service by Valentine Williams
  2. One could but think that gnomes stole out at night from holes under the hills, to till the land for absentee owners; for the illimitable fields were cultivated down to the last inch. – The Car of Destiny by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  3. Absentee landlordism is not generally popular with men who are seeking paying investments. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  4. If there was no irresistible title of brotherhood, at lowest the stronger nation had snatched away from the weaker the power of helping itself, and still drew away during this terrible era half a million pounds every month in the shape of absentee rents. – The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17 by Charles Francis Horne
  5. If there was a single absentee from the ranks I failed to miss him. – Eating in Two or Three Languages by Irvin S. Cobb
  6. The great proprietor is an absentee, and he has little time for either literature or science. – Letters on International Copyright; Second Edition by Henry C. Carey
  7. That meant only four or five to be chosen from each Freshman class, and that number of " nice" girls was not hard to find, girls who were not only well dressed, and lively and agreeable in themselves, but who came from large, well- kept, well- furnished houses on the right streets of La Chance; with presentable, card- playing, call- paying, reception- giving mothers, who hired caterers for their entertainments; and respectably absentee fathers with sizable pocketbooks and a habit of cash liberality. – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  8. His Celtic blood fired, and he muttered a few uncomplimentary remarks about the reverend absentee, which it is well not to repeat. – The Thorogood Family by R.M. Ballantyne
  9. He had been an absentee at Norfolk Island- a convict. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  10. The country was pillaged by absent landlords, and " the mere hint of an absentee tax was sufficient to throw the younger Pitt into convulsions." – The Life of Froude by Herbert Paul