long absent, soon forgotten

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long absent, soon forgotten

The longer a person is not present, the easier they are to forget about. A: "Is Carrie really dating someone else now?" B: "You've been gone for months! Long absent, soon forgotten."
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She said that when she was a child she had heard much of her Aunt Una--that she seemed to have been one of those people who are not soon forgotten, whose personality seems to linger about the scenes of their lives long after they have passed away.
Maggie kept her face buried without the aid of principle, for in that dream-suggestive attitude she had soon forgotten where she was, and her thoughts were busy with the poor deformed boy, who was so clever, when Tom called out, "Now then, Magsie
Well, they buried my mother, and she was soon forgotten.
You are young and rich -- leave Paris -- all is soon forgotten in this great Babylon of excitement and changing tastes.
If you go to a club and don't play then you're soon forgotten in football and have to end up proving yourself all over again.
Fast-moving and witty in style and tone, this novel is one not soon forgotten.
But that was soon forgotten with a cover of 1980s classic Bette Davis Eyes.
A dire first half was soon forgotten as on-loan Fulham youngster Marsh-Brown scored the opener in the 48th minute.
Our political leaders regard themselves as indispensable but they rarely are, and are soon forgotten.
When the machete became a Hawaiian favorite, it took on Purvis's nickname, 'ukulele, and its Portuguese name was soon forgotten.
It seems the problems of the elderly are listened to but soon forgotten.
And I think back to all the other times, too, and vow to do better in the future, but it always turns out to be a short-lived vow soon forgotten once the wounds start to heal.
But the house in Brazzaville remained a lonely prototype and was soon forgotten.
You are soon forgotten and bigger names than myself have disappeared from the game.
War heroes are soon forgotten, they ``fit the bill'' when required.