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
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Another chant from Hagar produced another apparition, not a lovely one, for with a bang an ugly black imp appeared and, having croaked a reply, tossed a dark bottle at Hugo and disappeared with a mocking laugh.
Upon the veranda of his house by the ravine, Wing Biddlebaum continued to walk up and down until the sun had disappeared and the road beyond the field was lost in the grey shadows.
Eager- ly, and not a little anxiously, they watched the jungle path along which he had disappeared.
The road followed the windings of the draw; when she came to the first bend, she waved at me and disappeared.
I see Leonce isn't coming back," she said, with a glance in the direction whence her husband had disappeared.
The rest have disappeared, either from the regions in which their fathers dwelt, or altogether from the earth.
Young men who, drunk or sober, spent the firm's money on women who disappeared before sunrise did not appeal to him.
In another instant the tree was deserted; the figures of the five millionaires of Devil's Ford, crossing the fierce glare of the open space, with boyish alacrity, glistened in the sunlight, and then disappeared in the nearest fringe of thickets.
A wild hut of underbrush, tossed together by wayfarers through the primitive forest, would acquire the home aspect by one night's lodging of such a woman, and would retain it long after her quiet figure had disappeared into the surrounding shade.
But, in no long time after the physician's death, the wearer of the scarlet letter disappeared, and Pearl along with her.
AS soon as Silver disappeared, the captain, who had been closely watching him, turned towards the interior of the house and found not a man of us at his post but Gray.
Richard, got rid of her twenty-thousand francs in the manager's coat-tail pocket and disappeared.