enter (one's) mind

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enter (one's) mind

To occur to one suddenly. After that idea entered my mind, I was able to alter the experiment and finally achieve some success.
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enter one's mind

Fig. [for an idea or memory] to come into one's consciousness; to be thought of. Leave you behind? The thought never even entered my mind. A very interesting idea just entered my mind. What if I ran for Congress?
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enter one's mind

Also, enter one's head. Occur to one, come into one's consciousness. This expression is most often used negatively, as in It didn't enter my mind that he'd want to join us, or Run for office? It never entered my head.
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References in classic literature ?
I say "unconsciously." By this I mean it never entered my mind that this was a programme by which the possible death-blow might be given to trained-animal turns.
And the thought of drink never entered my mind. Some of Louis' and my adventures have since given me serious pause when casting sociological generalisations.
I was noting these things and enjoying them as a child might, when it entered my mind as it had never done before:-
The thought of myself as being creative never really entered my mind, but as was pointed out in [July's article, Unlocking Your Creativity], we are all creative.
The tracks are "Never Will I Marry" (3:32), "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" (4:06), "Old Devil Moon" (4:28), "Lullaby of the Leaves" (3:38), "I Melt With You" (5:44), "So Many Stars" (4:02), "Every Breath You Take" (3:16), "Wish I Were In Love Again" (2:06), and "It Never Entered My Mind" (2:45).
But it hasn't entered my mind. It's lovely meeting and talking to the people that have supported me, so it hasn't been a worry thus far.
That's never entered my mind. I expect us to lose some games this conference," Compton added after Alaska defeated San Miguel Beer, 66-63, that improved their record to 4-0 last Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Miles Davis, "It Never Entered My Mind" Workin' With the Miles Davis Quintet (Prestige 1959)
The thought first entered my mind when my car was vandalized in the synagogue parking lot during Saturday morning services.
"There was a bit of talk I might have pulled out because I didn't play in the last couple of games - but that certainly wasn't the case at all "It hasn't entered my mind to quit playing for Wales."
LAST week's centenary of the Titanic's launch reminded me of the experiences of Charles Lightoller, the most senior officer to survive the subsequent tragedy and his words about being sucked underwater as the ship sank: "A doubt never entered my mind as to the possibility of my surviving; in other words, of the ability of the Divine Power to save me.
It entered my mind that someone might think they're not getting players trying their hardest," The Sun quoted O'Sullivan, as asying.
WORDS FAIL ME I HAD an idea, picked up my pen and started To write, A story, a tale, an essay, call it whatever you Like, Oh I've a computer, a word processor it's now Called, But when ideas jump into my mind it's always a Pen alive in my hand, Off I go penning in earnest, oblivious to all around, And everything, I wrote this poem, words on a page somehow seem To have meaning, Engrossed, I drift, become someone else, a complete Stranger to me, It just takes over, an inner alter ego, something that's A mystery, Writer's block, I've heard of it, yet that phenomena has Never entered my mind, When this 'muse' takes over, it's as if I'm transported, my Bonds united, The poem?
The close of his second set brought an excellent version of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's It Never Entered My Mind, followed by a stomping rendition of That's All.
"But leaving Ibrox has never entered my mind. I want to stay at Rangers, get back in the team, score goals and win trophies.