"Absent of" ~= "without"

Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Thu Feb 2 15:20:27 UTC 2006

Headline in today's New York Times: "Absent of Defendants, Hussein Trial Is 
Postponed". The article begins:
BAGHDAD, Iraq, Feb. 2 — The trial of Saddam Hussein was postponed again 
today after the former president and the four other main defendants 
continued their boycott.

-- Mark A. Mandel
[This text prepared with Dragon NaturallySpeaking.]

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