absence; default; absent
Why did you absent yourself from school yesterday?
The team was crippled by his absence.
He has already voted by absentee ballot
A military court sentenced him to death in his absence
I suspect he isn't altogether unhappy about my absence
The deadline for absentee voting in was Saturday.
Their absence spoke volumes.
He was disqualified from the council for non-attendance
Absentee fathers will be forced to pay child maintenance.
There has been much gossip about the possible reasons for his absence
A role as senior diplomat would be a good alibi for his absence.
He was tried in absentia and sentenced to seven years in prison.
The progress of negotiation between the two sides has slowed down owing to their absence.
Seventeen congressmen were absent at the Congressional roll call.
He didn't have a good excuse for his absence so he made up one.