Definition of absent oneself
- He absented himself from the meeting.
: not present at a usual or expected place : missing
: not existing : lacking
: showing a lack of attention to what is happening or being said : not attentive
: to keep (oneself) away
: in the absence of (something) : without
: a person's self : one's own self
: one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self
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