forgetful

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj forgetful failing to keep in mind "forgetful of her responsibilities","oblivious old age"
    • adj forgetful not mindful or attentive "while thus unmindful of his steps he stumbled"- G.B.Shaw"
    • adj forgetful (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range "a short memory"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 1st time the "f-word" was spoken in a movie was by Marianne Faithfull in the 1968 film, "I'll Never Forget Whatshisname." In Brian De Palma's 1984 movie, "Scarface," the word is spoken 206 times an average of once every 29 seconds.
    • Forgetful Apt to forget; easily losing remembrance; as, a forgetful man should use helps to strengthen his memory.
    • Forgetful Causing to forget; inducing oblivion; oblivious. "The forgetful wine."
    • Forgetful Heedless; careless; neglectful; inattentive. "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The national dish of Scotland, haggis, is made of the heart, liver, lungs and small intestines of a calf. It's then boiled in the stomach of the animal, and seasoned with salt, pepper and onions. Oh, and don't forget to add the suet and oatmeal.
    • forgetful Disposed or apt to forget; easily losing the power of recalling past experience or knowledge to mind.
    • forgetful Heedless; careless; neglectful; inattentive.
    • forgetful Causing to forget; inducing oblivion; oblivious.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: You forget 80% of what you learn each day.
    • Forgetful apt to forget: inattentive
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Quotations

  • Thomas Szasz
    Thomas%20Szasz
    “The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the na?ve forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Have an aim in life -- then don't forget to pull the trigger.”
  • Doug Horton
    Doug%20Horton
    “Remember only the good, the bad will never forget you.”
  • Homer
    Homer
    “A guest never forgets the host who had treated him kindly.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “The heart that truly loves never forgets.”
  • James Joyce
    James%20Joyce
    “You forget that the kingdom of heaven suffers violence: and the kingdom of heaven is like a woman.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. forgietan—pfx. for-, away, gitan, to get.

Usage

In literature:

I have found forget-me-nots on many a rutty road.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
But now gang awa' to your bed, and dinna forget your good words.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
The name is the first thing I forget of a man.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
Don't forget, Toussaint Breda.
"The Hour and the Man" by Harriet Martineau
Whoever drinks it forgets that ever a woman has existed beside the one, who has tended the potion.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
I well know by what arts she has lured you to forget yourself.
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
He was not likely to forget.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Come, Chattie, waltz; and let's forget this wicked world!
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Forget that you are the heir to a fine estate, forget that you have given up all for love.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
Tried to forget her!
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
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In poetry:

Your soul forgot her joys, forgot
Her times of teen;
Yea, this life likewise will you not
Forget, Faustine?
"Faustine" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Whose grim lamps rule the glooms
With stringent red or green—
Forget your sunny home's
Wild-paths between
"The Railroad" by Elizabeth Daryush
Oh that the past I might forget
Wandrin' and weepin',
Oh that aneath the hillock green
Sound I were sleepin'.
"Bonnie Ran the Burnie Doon" by Carolina Oliphant
He leukit up, an' sic a leuk,
Sae fu' o' shame an' wae!—
That leuk I never sall forget
Until my deein' day.
"Mary Lee: A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
'Never shall I forget the day
I left its rocky shore.
We thought that we had bid adieu
To meet on earth no more.
"Alexander And Zenobia" by Anne Bronte
Before I learn another note
I may forget and go,
So while my hand is light and sure
I play on the strings I know.
"The Harp" by Aline Murray Kilmer

In news:

When Really Big Coloring Book s, Inc, first released We Shall never Forget 9/11 to tie in with the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attack, the 40-page book sparked criticism from the Muslim community.
"Forget my privacy," he continued as if nothing had happened.
It was a day they'll always remember … a day they'll never forget.
And who can forget Alicia Silverstone's bizarrely named baby, Bear Blu.
Forget about clipping coupons or buying Groupons.
With all the Olympic buzz going on now, it might be easy to forget there are plenty of other events happening in Canada this winter.
Forget them and Rachael Ray is a cannibal.
In the past, making a late credit card payment was like forgetting your mother's birthday.
Whether it's catching up to the speed, handling the blocks or not forgetting the pass, the Rebels have a lot to prepare for against the triple option.
You'd be forgiven for forgetting that Javier Saviola is still a Barcelona player, but last night, during Barca's thrilling 1-1 draw at home to Valencia, Saviola made his first official appearance for the Catalan club in 854 days.
Where you would have a cloud of forgetfulness below you and a cloud of unknowing above to unite with the creator.
In an age of dolls that blink, cry, dance, and talk, it is easy to forget that some of our favorite friends were once made up of nothing more than household scraps and a husk from the cornfields.
Nobody who saw it will soon forget Joseba Beloki's horrific crash in the last Tour de France.
Today's recording industry is so focused on the performer-as-star that we sometimes forget that part of the magic of music is it's ability to build community.
Forget slinking around on the jury-rigged contraption of slack rope and handlebars that your dad hacked together in your backyard.
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In science:

Forget that! There is always some transverse spread in |ψ (s)|2 .
Areal Theory
They forget a fundamental systematic drift that acts against diffusion as in Brownian theory.
Generalized thermodynamics and Fokker-Planck equations. Applications to stellar dynamics, two-dimensional turbulence and Jupiter's great red spot
Remark: From now on, we forget the algebraic relation between P , Q and their powers.
Coassociative grammar, periodic orbits and quantum random walk over Z
If one defines equivalences and fibrations through the forgetful functor D − Af f ∼/F −→ D − Af f ∼, the category OF − M od becomes a model category.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
If one thinks of M1 simply as BGln , and forget about the fact that it is the moduli stack of local systems on S 2 , then a reasonable extension of M1 is simply iBGln ≃ RBGln as described in §3.4.
From HAG to DAG: derived moduli spaces
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