Disappearance


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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.
In this respect the legal struggle to protect citizens in Pakistan against enforced disappearance and extrajudicial killings and the effort to ensure that military and government officials are subject to legal restraint reflects a global debate.
According to the organisers, Raza Khan's disappearance is a manifestation of administrative incompetence and lethargy and helplessness of the judicial system.
According to reporter, scores of protestors holding banners and placards assembled at the Press Colony and demanded of the puppet authorities to reveal the whereabouts of their near and dear ones who have been subjected to custodial disappearance by Indian troops and police during since 1989 in the occupied territory.
According to Kashmir Media Service, scores of protestors holding banners and placards assembled at the Press Colony and demanded of the puppet authorities to reveal the whereabouts of their near and dear ones who have been subjected to custodial disappearance by Indian troops and police during since 1989 in the occupied territory.
Expressing concerns over the disappearance of a PIA aero plane, the speaker told National Assembly that the report of disappearance of the plane has been submitted by the Aviation Division to him.