disappearance :

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dis uh pi ruhns

  • n  the act of leaving secretly or without explanation
  • n  the event of passing out of sight
  • n  gradually ceasing to be visible
  • n  ceasing to exist
    he regretted the disappearance of Greek from school curricula
    what was responsible for the disappearance of the rainforest?
    the disappearance of resistance at very low temperatures

  • The McCanns were not initially suspected; they have consistently denied any role in the disappearance.
  • From the beginning, the disappearance aroused suspicion.
  • Portuguese officials have ended their investigation into the disappearance of the British girl.
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  • Jose Socrates in The Associated Press
    Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates said Saramago was "one of our great cultural figures and his disappearance has left our culture poorer."
  • Anatoly Serdyukov in AFP
    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...
  • Hassan Nasrallah in Africasia
    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.

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