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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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Sometimes she implies that the latinity of authors who wrote simply and correctly, but without care for ornament, is less classical than the language of authors who were more conscious of rhetorical effects (Waquet, 153, 157; Howe, 126-27, 129), forgetful, it seems, that some ancient authors, such as the anonymous writer of the rhetorical textbook Ad Herennium, trear techni cal subjects in a simple and clear but dry and unadorned style.
Forgetful, frail, depressed, moody, and sedentary--unfortunately, this is too often a composite of the aged envisioned by the young.
Yes, he can be slow to pick up on a crush cue, forgetful when it comes to your 42-day anniversary, fickle as far as professing undying affection.
His appeal to theological irony implies that he finds American Catholics overconfident and forgetful of God's place.
But God's become forgetful, we've all noticed the change; frost cracks the folding husks binds the soil where we planted marigolds; my daughter paints in crimson streaks alef, akimbo, unimaged: it says nothing because the sound it says is invisible.
Incidentally, an older friend of mine who was getting forgetful thought a healing service at church might help.
The dotty behavior of its increasingly forgetful director, Luna (Dorothy Tutin), creates further instability.
And you, they, will become forgetful and perhaps an Alzheimer's situation will develop.
Parents always want to rescue their children, but kids need to learn the coping skills that help them deal with the consequences of being forgetful or unorganized.
But Kirklees Magistrates' Court heard that the 28-year-old had committed an identical offence three times previously, prompting District Judge Michael Fanning to comment: "It seems you are a bit forgetful in this respect.
We initially noticed she was rather forgetful, which then progressed to things like putting the coffee in the kettle, milk in the cupboard and hiding food all over the house.
Forgetful, hot flushes, night sweats, heavy or scant periods.