Never find fault with the absent.
Woman absent is woman dead.
Because my father was often absent on naval duty, my mother suffered me to do much as I pleased.
Imagination equals nostalgia for the past, the absent; it is the liquid solution in which art develops the snapshot of reality.
Absent a legend, they have very big shoes to fill.
The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret - that man is black at heart: mark and avoid him.
[Discrimination isn't always conscious, or maybe it's just absent-minded.] I don't believe for a minute anybody allowed people to suffer because they are African Americans, ... Nobody, especially the president, would have left people unattended on the basis of race.
Absent a legend, they have very big shoes to fill. Ted was the differentiator. He was the reason to watch, and the fine line they need to walk is to make a program that stands out from the pack.
The fact that so many dads are AWOL (absent) in their teens' lives increases the teens' risk of substance abuse.
I am impressed with his demeanor, his intelligence, his sense of humor, his modesty, ... Absent some bombshell, which I don't expect, I think he will be confirmed and quite handily.
That would make me a completely absent father and that's unacceptable.
Absent such a compelling justification, [Tuesday]'s order is deeply disturbing and further evidence that the administration is totally unwilling to abide by the checks and balances that are so central to our democracy. Increasingly they appear willing to circumvent the requirements of the Bill of Rights.
When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised.
To get something done a committee should consist of no more than three people, two of whom are absent.
This active movement against the insults to the Prophet has been absent on many other issues which are no less important.
Company executives exercise wide discretion over the use of corporate assets for charitable purposes. Absent a system of accountability for charitable contributions, executives may use corporate assets for objectives that are not shared by, and may be inimical to, the interests of a company and its shareholders, potentially harming long-term shareholder value.
We can't be entirely absent from these areas. That absence is often filled by others who have nefarious motives.
I think probably too much time has passed, absent someone actually confessing or someone that was involved bringing evidence forward.
In depression . . . faith in deliverance, in ultimate restoration, is absent. The pain is unrelenting, and what makes the condition intolerable is the foreknowledge that no remedy will come -- not in a day, an hour, a month, or a minute. . . . It is hopelessness even more than pain that crushes the soul.
If positive and healthy materials are absent, negative materials are sure to be dominant in the cyberspace.
The supreme lesson of education is to think for yourself; absent this attainment, education creates dangerous, stupefying conformity.
They just figured she was probably absent voluntarily because she had done that in the past, been absent for a period of time. The family didn't sense anything unusual, so no missing person report was made.
I knew something was wrong this morning because he always forewarns me when he's going to be absent and so I had a feeling something might have gone wrong.
Absent a court decision that voids that or some other last-minute change, we're going to have a much different Air Guard facility here.
Our findings reveal a picture of military discipline from which the doctrine of command responsibility is completely absent.