"he was surprised by the absence of any explanation"
"he visited during my absence"
I was..sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
Her absences..were spent in mysterious ploys of her own.
They made the decision in my absence.
He acted as Chairman in my absence.
Has your business been attended to by her in your absence?
Don't speak ill of a person in his absence.
Speak no ill of him in his absence.
Mark will be in charge in Steve's absence.
A gentleman called in your absence, sir.
In your parents' absence I am responsible for your welfare.
In the absence of definite evidence the prisoner was set free.
In the absence of exact data, these discussions are bootless.
In the absence of any further evidence the police were unable to solve the murder.
The case was dismissed in the absence of any definite proof.
In the absence of any other explanation, we decided the wind had blown the door open.
In the absence of any contrary agreement, the firm accepts full liability.
The owner refused to accept his money in the absence of identification.
In the absence of anybody more experienced,I took command.
In the absence of the manager,Mr. Green is in charge.
In the absence of any more suitable candidates, we decided to offer the job to Mr. Conway.