The meaning of, and background to, the well-known expression "Conspicuous by his (or her/its) absence."
Conspicuous by his (or her/its) absence
To convey a message by not attending an event.
The first written example is by Tacitus (A.D 55-117) who wrote in his Annals "The images of the most illustrious families.. were carried before [the bier of Julia]. Those of Brutus and Cassius were not displayed; but for that reason they shone with preeminent luster".
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