disappeared


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dis·ap·pear

 (dĭs′ə-pîr′)
v. dis·ap·peared, dis·ap·pear·ing, dis·ap·pears
v.intr.
1. To pass out of sight; vanish: The moon disappeared behind the clouds.
2. To cease to be seen; be missing or unfound: Her purse disappeared from her locker. The plane disappeared somewhere over the Pacific Ocean.
3. To cease to exist: Dinosaurs disappeared at the end of the Cretaceous Period.
v.tr.
To cause (someone) to disappear, especially by kidnapping or murder.

dis′ap·pear′ance n.
Synonyms: disappear, evanesce, evaporate, fade, vanish
These verbs mean to pass out of sight or existence: a skyscraper disappearing in the fog; time seeming to evanesce; courage evaporating; memories fading away; hope slowly vanishing.

disappeared

(ˌdɪsəˈpɪəd)
pl n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the disappeared (esp in South and Central America) people who have been arrested secretly and presumably imprisoned or killed
Translations

disappeared

[ˌdɪsəˈpɪəd] NPL (Pol) the disappearedlos desaparecidos
References in classic literature ?
Afterwards, the wall was whitewashed or scraped down, I know not which, and the inscription disappeared.
Pinocchio jumped off the Pigeon's back, and the Pigeon, not wanting any thanks for a kind deed, flew away swiftly and disappeared.
Richard, got rid of her twenty-thousand francs in the manager's coat-tail pocket and disappeared.
A burst of flame rose toward the skies with an explosion like that of a hundred cannon; the air burned, ignited by flaming embers, then the frightful lightning disappeared, the brands sank, one after another, into the abyss, where they were extinguished, and save for a slight vibration in the air, after a few minutes had elapsed one would have thought that nothing had happened.
As the boat disappeared about a bend in the river Rajah Muda Saffir arose, shaking his fist in the direction it had vanished and, cursing anew and volubly, damned each separate hair in the heads of the faithless Barunda and the traitorous Ninaka.
At last those mounted men rode away from the mound and disappeared.
No sooner had his foot touched the earth than he disappeared before the eyes of the horrified courtiers.
Besides, the moon disappeared then, and left us in total darkness.
Three passengers including Passepartout had disappeared.
Her reason told her that all the visions she beheld were but the children of her imagination, and the conviction was strengthened by the fact that in the morning no traces remained of the nocturnal phantoms, who disappeared with the coming of daylight.
Toward evening, the doctor calculated that the balloon had not made twenty miles during that whole burning day, and a heated gloom closed in upon it, as soon as the sun had disappeared behind the horizon, which was traced against the sky with all the precision of a straight line.
The boat disappeared behind the wave, and rose into view on the face of the following one.