disappearance disappearance  /ˌdɪs ə ˈpɪ rəns/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of leaving secretly or without explanation
  2. (n) the event of passing out of sight
  3. (n) gradually ceasing to be visible
  4. (n) ceasing to exist

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Usage(s):

  1. The McCanns were not initially suspected; they have consistently denied any role in the disappearance.
  2. From the beginning, the disappearance aroused suspicion.
  3. Portuguese officials have ended their investigation into the disappearance of the British girl.

News

  1. Runner's Disappearance Prompts Changes

    Runner's disappearance in extreme Alaska mountain race prompts changes in rules        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ABC News

  2. Runner's disappearance prompts changes in AK race

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A rookie's disappearance during a popular extreme race on Alaska's rugged Mount Marathon has led to significant new rules in the event.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Runner's disappearance prompts increased safety in Mount Marathon race

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A rookie's disappearance during a popular extreme race on Alaska's rugged Mount Marathon has led to significant new rules in the event.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

Quotes

  1. Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates said Saramago was "one of our great cultural figures and his disappearance has left our culture poorer."
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Jose Socrates Source: The Associated Press

  2. "Debriefing is under way to clarify all aspects of the disappearance and loss of signal from this vessel," Serdyukov said. "In the coming hours we will explain what happened with it, why communications with it were lost, why it changed its...
    on Aug 17, 2009 By: Anatoly Serdyukov Source: AFP

  3. "The blood of Imad Mughnieh will contribute to the disappearance of the Jewish state," said Nasrallah, whose Hezbollah fighters claimed victory in the devastating July-August 2006 war against Israel.
    on Feb 14, 2008 By: Hassan Nasrallah Source: Africasia

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