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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]
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It is an objective of the Norwegian authorities that we greater extent able to prevent children disappear from reception and care centers, as well as to provide an adequate follow-up of disappearances.
A few hours later his flight too would disappear from radar screens, taking him and the other 297 people on board the Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur flight to their deaths in eastern Ukraine.
Fortunately, before the very useful fax machine completely disappears, inventors have provided even more useful alternatives, such as e-mails to which we can attach photos, PDFs, and other digital communications.
There is no other non-fiction novel on the market in days past or present that relates or compares to the Don't Disappear series and the writing style of Nina Guest.
The third prostitute to disappear over 12 months was Suzanne Blamires.
die out : to disappear gradually <The dinosaurs died out millions of years ago.
As long as the dots disappear within a minute, your ICAM is OK.
Yet, over time, despite the appearance of invincibility, many of these institutions, just like the dinosaur, also expire and disappear.
If sea otters disappear, it could forever change the coastal ocean ecosystem (interactions between a region's living and nonliving things).
Some disappear even before we know of their existence.