In the United States, the average school year has 180 days. All public schools and most private schools have a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday school week … Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow
Hello and welcome to episode 212 …of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… in absentia
Aim for success, not perfection…. remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. ~David Burns
in absentia …
without being present
the person involved is not present
if something is done in absentia, it is done when you are not present
She was convicted of a crime and tried without being present in the courtroom.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… in absentia
She was convicted of a crime and tried in absentia.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … in absentia
In absentia, the rapper was awarded a Pulitzer in Music.
The movie director fled the country and was convicted in absentia.
Due to the high school senior’s month-long hospital stay in June, he graduated in absentia.
After months of searching the ocean, the sailors were declared dead in absentia.
Did you achieve perfect attendance in school?
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Thank you for listening and the next idiom is… see the error of your ways