gone but not forgotten


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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
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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.
See also: but, forgotten, gone, not
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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