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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdisappearancedis‧ap‧pear‧ance /ˌdɪsəˈpɪərəns $ -ˈpɪr-/ ●●○ noun [countable, uncountable]  1 when someone or something becomes impossible to see or find Police are investigating the woman’s disappearance.2 when something stops existingextinction the disappearance of ancient forests
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disappearanceShe'd already decided to invent a tummy bug to explain any awkward disappearances she might be forced to make.Effluent discharges are often made inconspicuous by buildings or the frequent disappearance of the watercourse into culverts.His disappearance could therefore mean only one thing: that some terrible harm had come to him.Neither Sister Cooney nor the doctors made any comment, but its disappearance was noted.Her heart quickened - perhaps they were discussing Puddephat's mysterious disappearance?But the juxtaposition of the two buildings speaks volumes about the rapid disappearance of regional, vernacular, even weirdo architecture.He notified police of the girl's disappearance.Today they tried to reconstruct what they think might have been his movements before the disappearance.We are in touch with you because your name cropped up in reports concerning the disappearance of the murdered man's wife.
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