Example sentences for: absence

How can you use “absence” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In the absence of other supporting evidence for a gene, we used GENSCAN predictions only when at least one exon had a score > 45; this is a stringent threshold, as 21% of the genes in Release 3 with full-length cDNA evidence do not contain any exons scoring > 45.

  • Thus, some of the observed ERβ specificity is probably a consequence of an unexpected ability to tolerate the absence of a leucine residue at the N-terminus of the LXXLL motif.

  • In contrast, the rambling valedictory press conference last fall of Notre Dame's football coach, Lou Holtz, was criticized by one sportswriter for its "absence of any real sense of closure."

  • When CMV-Elk-1 is cotransfected with the reporter and GAL4-SRF, there is little increase in CAT activity in the absence of activated Ras (CMV-Ras.V12).

  • Elsewhere in the same paper, however, writer Zvi Bar'el sounded a more negative note: "In the absence of precise intelligence, the administration has ...


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