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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section I. Space in General
3. Existence in Space

187. [Nullibicity.] Absence.

   NOUN:NULLIBICITY, nullibiety [rare], absence; awayness [rare], cut [colloq.]; inexistence [See Nonexistence]; nonresidence, absenteeism; nonattendance, alibi.
  EMPTINESS &c. adj.; void, vacuum; vacuity [rare], vacancy, voidness [rare], tabula rasa [L.]; exemption; hiatus (interval) [See Interval]; lipotype.
  TRUANT, absentee.
  NOBODY; nobody -present, – on earth; not a soul; no man, nix [slang].
   VERB:BE ABSENT &c. adj.; keep away, keep out of the way; play truant, absent oneself, stay away; slip off, slip out, slip away; keep -, hold- aloof.
  WITHDRAW, make oneself scarce [colloq.], retreat, retire, vacate; go away [See Departure].
   ADJECTIVE:ABSENT, not present, away, nonresident, gone, from home; missing; lost; wanting; omitted; nowhere to be found; inexistent [See Nonexistence].
  EMPTY, void; vacant, vacuous; blank, null; untenanted, unoccupied, uninhabited; tenantless; desert, deserted; devoid; unhabitable, uninhabitable.
  EXEMPT FROM, not having.
   ADVERB:WITHOUT, minus, nowhere; elsewhere; neither here nor there; in default of; sans; behind one’s back.
  1. The bird has flown.
  2. Non est inventus.
  3. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.—Bayley
  4. Absent in body but present in spirit.—1 Corinthians v, 3
  5. Absento nemo ne nocuisse velit.—Propertius
  6. Achilles absent was Achilles still.—Homer
  7. Aux absents les os.
  8. Briller par son absence.
  9. Conspicuous by his absence.—Russell
  10. In the hope to meet shortly again and make our absence sweet.—B. Jonson