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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."
See also: forgotten, long, soon

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.
See also: but, forgotten, gone, not
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Since Edward Palonek's appearance on The Oprah Winfrey and Maury Povich Shows, thousands of people have collected millions of dollars that otherwise would continue to remain lost and forgotten.
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First, Pynchon says that he seems to have forgotten what he'd learned, which implies, of course, that there is no forgetting at all.
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OFW is very appreciative to DVNF for the grant awarded," said Carol Blake of Our Forgotten Warriors.
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Here is an example of someone who had evidently forgotten who he was, with tragic results.
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