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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.
See also: but, forgotten, gone, not

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 Forgotten Pumpkin" is a charming seasonal tale for children about a sad pumpkin who Farmer Pond forgot to harvest with the others for Halloween jack-o-lanterns and decorations and perhaps pies.
A poll of 2,000 adults found that the top two most commonly forgotten things are people not remembering why they went into a room, and misplacing keys.
But if my memory fails me in the compilation of the list, will I ever remember what I've forgotten that was supposed to stop me forgetting the thing I forgot in the first place?
Within this context, then, I propose reading the Feitillets both for the experiences being forgotten as well as for the ways in which Char attempts to maintain a connection to these experiences through poetry.
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But to die completely a person must not only forget but be forgotten and she who is not forgotten is not dead.
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As Michigan residents face bleak economic times, Forgotten Harvest is helping out Michigan residents, one meal at a time.