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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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The animated film 'the Forgetful Agu Phagpa' is produced by the Department of Education and created by Jamphel Animation.
It's ironic that a film about a forgetful fish should itself turn out to be so forgettable.
Women appear to be more absent-minded than men, with 16 per cent being forgetful in the last two years compared with 12 per cent of male drivers.
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FORGETFUL patients and visitors have left 66 necklaces, 52 ear-rings, 50 bracelets, 107 rings and 132 watches in hospitals around Scotland in the last year.
Restaurant staff are slower and forgetful, pharmacy staff are rude and indifferent.
Aren't these items missed by their hapless and forgetful owners?
Albert Lamb's endearing SAM'S WINTER HAT (0439793041, $6.99) pairs David McPhail's engaging pictures with the story of a forgetful young bear who has misplaced all his winter clothing.
It can also be used for when I morph into a forgetful state of human and start really being Cranston.
As if we had not yet outgrown our gills./As if the city strewn to the south like stars/were a vision, as mirage, a destination,/something our dumb clinging is meant to serve./Where are we sailing to, packed into the hulls/of our oarless beds like so much cargo?/How many eons will it take us to reach the shore/of morning, to fit our voices around the habitual courtesies/of our old and forgetful souls?
There is also a danger of the forgetful taking extra doses by mistake.