(1) Here is a government made up largely of men who have spent huge periods of time almost completely absent from their children's lives.(2) At present, that war is being won by mere force of arms, absent any moral justification.(3) And absent that, the public can make its own choice to buy it or pass on it.(4) Japan's price level could well have fallen even more absent the monetary ease.(5) Remarkably, however, nectar is absent from those species that produce pseudopollen.(6) But, absent a change in the course of this election, he's on his way to another four years.(7) Part of the new arrangements will see people being paid minimum contractual hours when absent from work and not the average hours they currently receive.(8) A little Dutch clock in the bar struck one while Lady Audley lingered in this irresolute, absent manner.(9) Again, absent the use of a gun, knife or poison, jurors rarely accepted arguments for murderous intent.(10) In the meantime, I am inclined to accept Fund's denials absent contrary evidence.(11) Noticeably absent from the Havana conference were trade union representatives from the USA and Canada.(12) So there are some people who have some visions about it still being the same old place absent the people who live and used to live here.(13) His hurt expression and absent apology stirred little guilt in her hardened bosom.(14) While there are 50 or more volunteers already, more are needed to replace those who may have to be absent from time to time.(15) She raised her head in an absent manner, and eyed the leering man with clouded eyes.(16) Hotels, casinos, holiday-makers and rivercraft are conspicuously absent from Monet's work.