Usage examples for absentee

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. He had been an absentee at Norfolk Island- a convict. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  4. Absentee landlordism is not generally popular with men who are seeking paying investments. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  5. 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
  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