[Ads-l] absent, prep.

Galen Buttitta satorarepotenetoperarotas3 at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 15 14:37:24 UTC 2015


Not sure that that's a prepositional usage. I think it's one of those adjective modifiers in the vein of "Discussing that, we set up an example. . ."

> On May 15, 2015, at 07:26, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> 'In spite of.'
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> CNN:   "But absent that, he was on the Daily Show on April 28!"
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