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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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forget (one's) manners

To act in a rude, impolite, or otherwise inappropriate way. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to reach across the table like that—I must have forgotten my manners for a minute there. How could you say something like that to me? Have you forgotten your manners?
See also: forget, manner

gone but not forgotten

Some who is frequently remembered in spite of their physical absence (which, in many cases, is due to their death). My mother is gone but not forgotten—I think of her when I wake up every morning. My sister is living on the West Coast now, but people ask me about her all the time—she's gone but not forgotten.
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gone but not forgotten

Cliché gone or dead and still remembered. The good days we used to have together are gone, but not forgotten. Uncle Harry is gone but not forgotten. The stain where he spilled the wine is still visible in the parlor carpet.
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The benefits of forgetting go far beyond facts or even brain cells, and when we relearn something that we've forgotten, we often gain deeper forms of insight.
35 million in forgotten bonds that had accumulated over the past 25 years.
You might think drugs for dementia would be the ones forgotten most.
Somebody forgot what the word Seminole stands for What it means Somehow, with all the stories our grandmothers told us Somehow, with all the pride we carry about puffed up in our patchwork shirts Somehow, after five reservations, two languages, and three countries Somebody forgot to tell somebody something And we have forgotten who we are.
Because most Bradley units don't fire many TOW missiles, the TOW launcher is often forgotten at PM time.
I was informed Craig Fairbaugh would be leaving The Forgotten right around the time I did their interview awhile back.
Perhaps the most stunning analytical move Waldstreicher makes is to be intensely mindful of not only what was recorded in historical documents, but what was seemingly willfully forgotten.
The historic contribution of women to the church, including the Anglican Church of Canada, is often forgotten and Wycliffe College in Toronto has addressed this oversight by launching an exhibit in May that celebrates "Women Pioneering in Ministry.
Informatively educating readers on the agendas of doctors and the medical support staff, as well as the rational behind large procedures and standard medical practices, Twice Forgotten also acts as a kind of preparatory guide for non-specialist general readers anticipating being hospitalized and needing a sound reference for asking the right questions, and identifying to whom they may best be directed.
So when she presented the Capote star with the Best Actor trophy at the ceremony and Hoffman realised he'd forgotten to thank his girlfriend Mimi O'Donnell, she told him: "No one forgot like I forgot.
Homeland is an adaptation of Forgotten Realms, a popular fantasy series written by Salvatore.
The Forgotten Half of Change: Achieving Greater Creativity Through Changes in Perception.
One sentence really set me back, though: "The next story I wrote was 'The Crying of Lot 49,' which was marketed as a 'novel,' and in which I seem to have forgotten most of what I thought I'd learned up till then.