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Absence without leave   /ˈæbsəns wɪθˈaʊt liv/   Listen
Absence without leave

noun
1.
Unauthorized military absence.  Synonym: unauthorized absence.






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"Absence without leave" Quotes from Famous Books



... march to the White Mountain, being given to violent yelps, which startled both mules and camels, the small thing had been left to walk, and had apparently made friends with an Arab goatherd. After nine days' absence without leave, "Pij" reappeared, with dirty rags tied round its bony back and wasted waist, showing an admirable skeleton, and making the most frantic demonstrations of joy. The loss of the poor little brute had affected all our spirits: we thought that the hyenas and the ravens had seen the last of ...
— The Land of Midian, Vol. 1 • Richard Burton



Words linked to "Absence without leave" :   armed forces, military machine, military, defection, armed services, desertion, abandonment, war machine



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