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Disappearance

See also Abduction.
Arden, Enoch
missing for many years after being shipwrecked, returns to find his wife remarried. [Br. Poetry: “Enoch Arden”]
Atlantis
submerged legendary island kingdom; never located. [Classical Folklore: Walsh Classical, 37]
Bermuda Triangle
area of mysterious disappearance of ships and planes at sea. [Am. Hist.: The Bermuda Triangle]
Bierce, Ambrose
(1842–1914?) journalist and short story writer; disappeared into Mexico in 1913. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 294]
Crater, Judge
(Joseph Force Crater, 1889–1930?) Judge of N. Y. Supreme Court; vanished August 6, 1930. [Am. Hist.: RHD]
Drood, Edwin
nephew of John Jasper; mysteriously vanishes. [Br. Lit.: Edwin Drood]
Earhart, Amelia
(1897–1937?) aviatrix vanished in 1937 amid speculation and gossip. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 819]
Hoff a, Jimmy
(1913–1975?) Teamsters’ boss kidnapped and presumed dead. [Am. Hist.: Facts (1975), 573]
Louis XVII (1793–1795?) “lost
dauphin”; heir to French kingship imprisoned and probably abducted. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 1617]
Mister Keen
tracer of lost persons. [Radio: “Keen” in Sharp, IV, 354]
Prospero’s banquet
vanishes after being shown to the hungry castaways. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare The Tempest]
Roanoke
Carolina settlement that twice vanished, leaving no trace (1587). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 430]
References in classic literature ?
Thus the appearance of new forms and the disappearance of old forms, both natural and artificial, are bound together.
Inquiries being addressed to this gentleman (a physician of undoubted capacity and respectability), it turned out that he also had never seen Ferrari, having been summoned to the palace (as his memorandum book showed) at a date subsequent to the courier's disappearance.
You asked me if I accounted for the disappearance to myself,' Mrs Clennam sternly reminded him, 'not if I accounted for it to you.
Tell me," I asked, as we rattled up Gray's Inn Road, "have you any suspicion yet as to the cause of the disappearance.
Of course, I had at the outset no particular reason to connect these journeys with the disappearance of Godfrey Staunton, and was only inclined to investigate them on the general grounds that everything which concerns Dr.
Holmes was endeavouring to utter a few words of consolation and to explain the alarm which had been caused to his friends by his sudden disappearance when there was a step upon the stairs, and there was the heavy, stern, questioning face of Dr.
I have now given the true disappearance of Philip Wickson, one-time oligarch, and, later, comrade in the Revolution.
It would be useful to state at the outset that Pakistan is under obligation to eliminate enforced disappearances under international customary law as codified in the United Nations General Assembly Declaration on Enforced Disappearance 1992 and other instruments.
Aghaz e Dosti, Lowkey Lokai and Hum Sab Aik Hain are going to stage a demonstration against enforced disappearances outside Lahore Press Club at 3pm on Saturday (today).
Over the past three decades, more than 8,000 people have been subjected to enforced disappearances, an APDP spokesman said.
WASHINGTON -- The alleged disappearances of political activists in Pakistan surfaced in a US Congress subcommittee on Wednesday afternoon, as lawmakers urged the Trump administration to raise this issue with Islamabad.
Addressing a seminar on 'Prevalence of Enforced Disappearances' they said in civilized and democratic societies there is no concept of such cases of disappearances and everyone has the legal and constitutional right to justice.