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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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  1. A state of being absent or withdrawn from a place or from companionship; -- opposed to presence.
    Quotations
    • Not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence. Phillippians 2:12
  2. Want; lack; destitution; withdrawal.

Etymology

From Middle English absence, from Old French absence, ausence, from Latin absentia, from absēns (“absent”), present active participle of absum (“I am away or absent”), from ab (“from, away from”) + sum (“I am”).

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