Away and Present


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Away adjective – Not at a certain place.
Usage example: he's away right now, but he should be back at the office next week

Present is an antonym for away.
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Present adjective – Being within the confines of a specified place.
Usage example: all of you are required to be present for every meeting

Away is an antonym for present in topics: here, nearby, existing.
Nearby Words: presentation, presence, presented, presently, presentable
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  • When House's team discovers a bloody t-shirt belonging to their six-year-old patient, there's a momentary debate if they should call social services right away and present abuse, and they actually discuss the possibility of it being someone other than her father.
  • Cassie Black was going to run away with her lover after the big score in the backstory; in the present day she wants to get away with her daughter.
  • Anthropomorphic Shift Later books Retcon these elements away to present a world populated solely by the animal characters.
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Present or Away. 2016. Accessed January 26, 2021.

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