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absent-minded

Forgetful or inattentive of everyday details or duties, possibly due to a preoccupation with other thoughts. My absent-minded housemate is always lost in composing new poems and never remembers to clean the house or take out the trash!
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My brother-in-law was surprised to find, Another man's sock of the same nice kind, Both gifts from mum in an absent-minded way, Became the family joke for many a day.
The charity said the findings suggested people were more prone to risky behaviour at the weekend because they were busier or more absent-minded and had potentially "had a few drinks".
Professor Branestawm (Hill) is an absent-minded professor, whose creations have a habit of going wrong.
It is the stereotype the absent-minded professor" - Writer Louise Mensch, who suddenly quit Parliament aTory MP.
Retired midwife Kay D'Arcy will star in the series as an absent-minded but merciless avenger with lethal weapons hidden in her hair bun, the Daily Express reported.
The absent-minded recipient will lose out on a whopping pounds 127,033 if they do not claim the prize by 5.
I was honoured with a chat with the author of The Absent-Minded Beggar, and, after chatting about the war, he said, in answer to a remark of mine about getting to the front: "Well you are a lot better off where you are if only you knew it.
Otherwise I get the feeling of being an absent-minded professor alone in his laboratory all day
Police in Sunderland are looking for an absent-minded member of the public who has misplaced a substantial amount of cash.
A lot of people, despite all the emphasis placed on security, continue to be absent-minded or oblivious to that function,'' said Victor Gill, Bob Hope Airport's spokesman.
ABSENT-MINDED Yank Ricky Barnes was last night disqualified from the European Open after his own caddie shopped him for signing the wrong score on his card.
Grams is the only mother Taylor has known, and Taylor's father is loving but sort of absent-minded, so Taylor feels hopelessly lost.
And they have urged absent-minded punters to come forward before the 180-day deadline passes - or lose the lot.
More important, he started making popular live-action movies: nature films, such as The Living Desert (1953) and The Vanishing Prairie (1954); adventure, including Treasure Island (1950), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1954), and Swiss Family Robinson (1960); and a steady diet of dramas (1957's Old Yeller), comedies (1961's The Absent-Minded Professor), and musicals (1964's Mary Poppins).
Also along for more jungle adventure are Jane's father, Professor Porter (Jeff Glen Bennett, "Disney's The Weekenders"), the bumbling, absent-minded, insightful, frenetic bundle of scientific curiosity who teaches Tarzan and learns from him as well; the well-meaning ape Terk (April Winchell, "Disney's Recess," "Disney's Pepper Ann"), whose advice usually leads Tarzan to do exactly what he should not do; and Tantor the elephant (Jim Cummings, "The Tigger Movie"), who's not only the largest of the jungle beasts but the biggest hypochondriac of all.