WORD OF THE DAY

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absence

His absence sucked the energy from the room and she stared down at the dishwater.

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He explained the absence of his fangs.

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You forget, I command them in the absence of my father and his most trusted warriors.

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The wavering is caused by the absence of accent on FUL, for she pronounces FULL correctly.

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Her beautiful eyes no longer sparkled, and he was surprised to find he felt the absence of her warmth and liveliness.

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Whatever the reason for his absence, the days were lonely and meaningless without him.

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Whatever the reason for his absence, the days were lonely and meaningless without him.

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He glanced at Carmen, silently questioning if his absence would be a bother.

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It was less an instinct and more of an absence of something.

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In her brief absence I described how Howie squirmed and twisted while sleeping.

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His hand shifted to her hip, and he felt the absence of her warmth to the bone.

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It looked as if the Deans might have more time to themselves, even if Janet's absence meant they'd spend their leisure changing sheets and cleaning toilets.

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It looked as if the Deans might have more time to themselves, even if Janet's absence meant they'd spend their leisure changing sheets and cleaning toilets.

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He could depend on Carmen to take good care of the stallion in his absence, but the horse missed him – or maybe it was the other way around.

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The second and even more singular fact was the absence of any inhabitant of this splendid place.

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On reading that letter (she always read her husband's letters) Natasha herself suggested that he should go to Petersburg, though she would feel his absence very acutely.

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Her features had gone from drawn and pale to glowing, the result of his return from Europe after an extended absence and the child growing in her womb.

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He intended for the problem to right itself in his absence, once she adjusted.

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He received formal leave of absence in January 1908, when he received the title of president of the board of customs. Both the Chinese and the British governments from time to time conferred honours upon Sir Robert Hart.

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And this very absence of an aim gave him the complete, joyous sense of freedom which constituted his happiness at this time.

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