in someone's absence

Definition of in someone's absence

  1. 1 :  while someone is away The study was completed in her absence.

  2. 2 :  in the place of someone who is not present He was asked to speak in his brother's absence.

Word by Word Definitions

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

absenceplay
  1. :  a state or condition in which something expected, wanted, or looked for is not present or does not exist :  a state or condition in which something is absent

    :  a failure to be present at a usual or expected place :  the state of being absent

    :  the period of time that one is absent


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