But he said 'abscondence' -- either fleeing a group home or evading the oversight of a case worker -- is a serious concern.
He added that he was 'very concerned' about the abscondence rate and that he has made finding absconders a priority.
Never you mind the perceived furtive abscondence of Miette these days.
So listening to the warnings of his friends, he fled into hiding somewhere in the city of London, "a place of retirement and abscondence."
The true cause of its abscondence, as in so much else of his work, was undoubtedly that ultra-Bohemian quality of indifference which distinguished Diderot -- the first in a way, probably for ever the greatest, and, above all, the most altruistic of literary Bohemians.