II. WORDS RELATING TO SPACE

I. SPACE IN GENERAL

3. EXISTENCE IN SPACE

[Nullibiety] Absence.

[Antonyms: presence.]

[Nouns] absence; inexistence [more]; nonresidence, absenteeism; nonattendance, alibi.

emptiness; void, vacuum; vacuity, vacancy; tabula rasa; exemption; hiatus (interval) [more]; lipotype.

truant, absentee.

nobody; nobody present, nobody on earth; not a soul; ame qui vive.

[Verbs] be absent; keep away, keep out of the way; play truant, absent oneself, stay away; keep aloof, hold aloof.

withdraw, make oneself scarce, vacate; go away [more].

[Adjectives] absent, not present, away, nonresident, gone, from home; missing; lost; wanting; omitted; nowhere to be found; inexistence [more].

empty, void; vacant, vacuous; untenanted, unoccupied, uninhabited; tenantless; desert, deserted; devoid; uninhabitable.

[Adverbs] without, minus, nowhere; elsewhere; neither here nor there; in default of; sans; behind one's back.

[Phrases] the bird has flown; non est inventus ["It is not found" (Latin)].

"absence makes the heart grow fonder" [Bayley]; "absent in body but present in spirit" [1 Corinthians v, 3]; absento nemo ne nocuisse velit [Propertius]; "Achilles absent was Achilles still" [Homer]; aux absents les os; briller par son absence [to shine by his/her/its absence" (French)]; "conspicious by his absence" [Russell]; "in the hope to meet shortly again and make our absence sweet" [B. Jonson].

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