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There is also the complete absence of inheritance tax on agricultural land and on certain business assets. Times, Sunday Times (2017)His continuing absence goes a long way towards answering the first question. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One of the most striking findings is the complete absence of any buyers' remorse. The Sun (2016)The very absence of evidence is proof, in the minds of many, that it must exist. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is just an absence of information. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The first was the total absence of spin. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Yet there is a complete absence of political will to solve it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Then consider how long the absence is likely to last. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Of course the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They also blame the absence of role models for disadvantaged groups. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The curious thing is the absence itself. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Time and absence had done its work on both the young people. Little Women (1869)Their absence from their home town has not gone unnoticed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She concedes that the absence of hard information limited the scope of her study. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)The almost total absence of beauty calls into serious question the seriousness of the award itself. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)What links these stories is a complete absence of common sense. The Sun (2012)Guilt is also influenced by the presence or absence of other people. EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)It was in this long absence that he wrote her some of his most tender love letters. COURTESANS (2003)In the absence of hard fact, rumours began to scuttle around. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There's an absence of direct evidence. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In the absence of facts, families have been left struggling with the burden of grief. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They were so upset by her absence that her husband had to tell them she had gone off to Europe to study. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Mrs. Gibson wrote twice during her week's absence to her husband. Wives and Daughters (1864)It was his 36th goal for his country as he completed his first 90 minutes of the year following a lengthy injury absence. The Sun (2006)
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Translations for 'absence'
British English: absence /ˈæbsəns/ NOUN
The absence of someone or something is the fact that they are not there.
The letters had arrived in my absence.
- American English: absence
- Arabic: غِيَاب
- Brazilian Portuguese: ausência
- Chinese: 缺席
- Croatian: odsutnost
- Czech: nepřítomnost
- Danish: fravær
- Dutch: afwezigheid
- European Spanish: ausencia
- Finnish: poissaolo
- French: absence
- German: Abwesenheit
- Greek: απουσία
- Italian: assenza
- Japanese: 不在
- Korean: 부재
- Norwegian: fravær
- Polish: nieobecność
- European Portuguese: ausência
- Romanian: absență
- Russian: отсутствие
- Spanish: ausencia
- Swedish: frånvaro
- Thai: การขาด ช่วงเวลาที่ไม่อยู่
- Turkish: yokluk devam
- Ukrainian: відсутність
- Vietnamese: sự vắng mặt
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