not think of (something)

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not think of (something)

1. To not come up with an idea; to not remember something. I didn't think of that—good idea! Sorry, I didn't think of the milk when I was at the store.
2. To not consider something to be the case. I know many people consider her response to be disingenuous, but I don't think of it that way. He doesn't think of it as fraud, but rather as recording profits "creatively."
See also: not, of, think
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I didn't run because I didn't think of it--if my back had been against a stone wall I couldn't have felt more cornered.
I didn't think of it," he answered, with a glance at his nephew.
Why, I didn't think of it," answered the Pumpkinhead; "I didn't need to, for it's the simplest and easiest thing to do.
Steven Green, 25, a former 101st Airborne soldier, in his first interview since the 2006 atrocity, said he didn't think of Iraqi civilians as human.
Not a day went by when he didn't think of Papa, didn't put on his favorite golf cap, he said.
CS: I didn't think of it as appropriation, that idea hadn't crystallized at the time.
We just didn't think of this type of thing when we ordered it,'' said fellow director Jackie.
So historic figures such as Lincoln cannot be considered homosexual or gay no matter what they did or felt, the theory goes, since they didn't think of themselves that way.
But I really didn't think of one as a goof on whatever other work I do.
While filming Personal Best Hemingway didn't think of Chris Cahill as a lesbian so much as just "young and figuring out her way in life.
Why I didn't think of Hawaii first is a very short story.
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