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Forgetfulness

See also Carelessness.
Absent-Minded Beggar, The
ballad of forgetful soldiers who fought in the Boer War. [Br. Lit.: “The Absent-Minded Beg-gars” in Payton, 3]
absent-minded professor
personification of one too contemplative to execute practical tasks. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
jujube
causes loss of memory and desire to return home. [Classical Myth.: Leach, 561–562]
Lethe
river of Hades which induced forgetfulness. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 687; Br. Lit.: Paradise Lost; Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
limbo
place or condition of neglect and inattention (from Dante). [Western Folklore: Espy, 124]
Lotophagi
African people, eaters of an amnesia-inducing fruit. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey; Br. Lit.: “The Lotus-Eaters” in Norton, 733–736]
Madison, Percival Wemys
character who no longer remembers his name. [Br. Lit.: Lord of the Flies]
soma
drug that induces forgetfulness. [Br. Lit.: Brave New World]
Winkle, Rip Van
awakening from 20 years’ sleep, forgets how things have changed. [Am. Lit.: Sketch Book, Payton, 574]
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While MCI requires professional assessment and treatment, benign forgetfulness often responds to lifestyle changes and improves over time, Dr.
As is customary in books of this kind, the analysis begins with a general introductory chapter that, in this case, discusses the various orthodoxies of memory theory, plus its physiological basis in anatomical theory, and then moves on to some of the contemporary challenges to received cultural discourses which privilege memory and critique forgetfulness.
Like Berry, he shows the importance of forgetting to comedic family relationships: Rosalind's memory of her father and need to lessen her pain through forgetfulness is as important at the play's start as Hermia's rebellion is in forgetting her father's "imprint.
The difference between mild forgetfulness and more serious memory problems.
Mild forgetfulness is often just a normal part of aging.
Ego forgetfulness in pursuit of adventure, discovery, truth, and beauty produces joy and truly courageous action.
Forgetfulness is a reminder of just how good he is.
Symptoms include an inability to concentrate on tasks, restlessness, and extreme disorganization and forgetfulness.
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