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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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But the hints here about everything from absent-mindedness, creeping senility and increasing fragility are all done with compassion.
The parties and movements are revisiting their calculations, as if they had a wakeup call and are now emerging from a state of absent-mindedness. The experience that brought everybody together, a first in the history of Morocco, soon revealed the possibility of breaking away.
But that's my issue, and no awesome local musicians should have to suffer for my absent-mindedness.
At the beginning the individual might experience absent-mindedness, such as difficulty in remembering familiar names, dates and times of activities.
I love the use of the term 'lost' in this context, as if the town mislaid its maternity provision in a moment of absent-mindedness. Perhaps Huddersfield will 'find' its consultant-led service again sometime soon.
It started with a bit of absent-mindedness whilst cooking, the odd exploding hard-boiled egg, burnt baked beans or charcoaled fish.
The only thing Gouda surely represents is Abdel-Aziz's absent-mindedness, a lack of vision from an inept filmmaker in frantic search of something significant to say.
Foer's own occasional absent-mindedness should remind us, the human memory is a complicated, confounding subject.
Phillipson takes pleasure in recounting amusing incidences of his subject's famed absent-mindedness - during the gestation of The Wealth of the Nations, Smith reportedly walked the fifteen miles from Kirkcaldy to Dunfermline 'wrapped in thought and clad in a dressing gown' (p.
Feelings of sadness, anger, loneliness, shock, disbelief, numbness, anxiety and helplessness are all natural emotions and crying, becoming withdrawn, insomnia, absent-mindedness and even hallucinations are also common.
But one of a kind is the resistance (or absent-mindedness) to the merits of the less polluting diesel engine in our cars - meaning sedan family cars.
And it would have been four but for a moment of absent-mindedness by the 46-year-old on the 10th fairway at Crans-sur-Sierre.
Basically little more than an agent of the prime minister and the executive it is claimed here, Freyberg's constitutional absent-mindedness seemingly suggesting a mind set upon higher things, including imminent elevation to a British peerage.
Here she confronted the question of Heidegger's politics but explained his affiliation with National Socialism as the product of "thoughtlessness"--as if he had stumbled into Nazism almost in a moment of absent-mindedness.
144: "That the highest value of North Borneo [at that time] has the inscription 'Ten Dollaps' [sic] is probably just the result of absent-mindedness when the lettering was made." (E.H.