not think of (something)

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not think of (something)

1. To not conceive of an idea. I didn't think of that—good idea! When I asked him why he didn't just use his spare key, he said he just hadn't thought of it.
2. To not consider something in a particular way. 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."
3. To not remember something. Sorry, I didn't think of the milk when I was at the store.
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."
"I didn't think of it as an addiction," said the married mum-oftwo, of Pailton, Warwicks.
He admits, however, that he didn't think of the adultmovie connotation of XXXX.
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.
Our friendship made us rebels in our own way, I suppose, though we didn't think of ourselves as such.
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.
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.
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.