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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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The FA decision may have a significant impact on Manchester United's title hopes, as he could face a ban of up to two years if the Soho Square bigwigs take a dim view of what he claims was pure absent-mindedness.
She says: "I have been climbing for 27 years and my fall that day happened through absent-mindedness.
A THERE is nothing wrong with a little absent-mindedness.
Apparently, England acquired its arts policy, like its empire, in a fit of absent-mindedness.
Both totalitarian movements may have relied on semiclandestine structures and made-over plans for world hegemony, but they attracted less notice than empires put together in a fit of absent-mindedness (Great Britain), hardly existent (United States), or completely fantastical (Jews)"
Such absent-mindedness, this book warns, could be disastrous when it comes to securing that all-important contract in an alien culture.
At the time he suffered from abdominal disorders, bronchitis, absent-mindedness and a nervous disease.
The cure for absent-mindedness is to try to be alert and conscious at all times.
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Rush can also be outrageously funny, such as on the biting "Remember Song," where he mocks the absent-mindedness that sometimes comes with age.
However, regardless of when and with what seemingly trivial display of absent-mindedness it may have begun manifesting itself , there's no denying the heart-breaking nature of Campbell's condition, or the unfaltering stoicism with which it's been faced by the star.
And a smaller but nonetheless substantial thank you to my fellow passengers for not taking advantage of my absent-mindedness and pocketing my phone - or sending obscene messages to my contact list.
For the fact is that Labour did not misplace its principles in a fit of absent-mindedness, or find itself closer to the City and the Pentagon than its traditional constituencies by accident.
Nick Clegg now says he had come round to this position before the election, though, no doubt in a fit of absent-mindedness, he neglected to mention it to the voters.
This programme will help solve some of the students' problems related to absent-mindedness and lack of concentration," said the department's social advisor Moza Al Thawadi.