Usage examples for absentee

  1. He said, 'It's the absentee landlords, your honour. – The World Peril of 1910 by George Griffith
  2. Absentee landlordism is not generally popular with men who are seeking paying investments. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  3. 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
  4. " Moray never stayed so late as this before," said Mrs Alleyne, suddenly, turning her pale face on those who were so wrapped in their own thoughts that they had almost forgotten the absentee – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  5. It is hardly to be expected, however, that tenant occupancy will give the man as close moral contact with the earth and its materials as will ownership; yet a well- developed tenancy is better than absentee farming by persons who live in town and run the farm by temporary hired help. – The Holy Earth by L. H. Bailey
  6. He's been posted as an absentee and the police have been warned. – Okewood of the Secret Service by Valentine Williams
  7. To Saul, who had been long an absentee Tom Carr's intimate familiarity with current conditions proved a bureau of vital statistics. – The Tempering by Charles Neville Buck
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. But their passage filled with cruel anxiety a large old dog whom his master had left harnessed to a milk- cart before the hotel door; from time to time he lifted up his voice, and called to the absentee with hoarse, deep barks that almost shook him from his feet. – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  11. Romley was curate of Epworth now, delegate of an absentee sporting rector: and had in truth set this ball rolling by denying John Wesley his pulpit. – Hetty Wesley by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  12. He had been an absentee at Norfolk Island- a convict. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. He was not out of elbows, nor was he an absentee – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  16. 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
  17. He was an absentee for his education. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  18. When her beauty brought wealth and rank to her feet, she could not avoid comparing their possessors with the nautical absentee – An Old Sailor's Yarns by Nathaniel Ames
  19. If there was a single absentee from the ranks I failed to miss him. – Eating in Two or Three Languages by Irvin S. Cobb