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absent

adjective absorbed, abstracted, astray, away, bare, bemused, blank, deficient, devoid, elsewhere, flown, gone, heedless, lost, missing, not present, nowhere to be found, null and void, preoccupied, vacant, vacuous, wanting
Associated concepts: absent intent, absent malice, absent the elements of a crime, new trial based on absence of an accused, counsel, evidence, absent witness
See also: lost, oblivious, truant, vacuous
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Comments by bloggers were highly appreciative of the pilot for his "compassionate and graceful behaviour" and harshly critical of the passenger for his "lack of responsibility and shocking absent-mindedness.
But absent-mindedness is not just about "senior moments", says neuropsychologist Dr Joanna Iddon, co-author of Memory Boosters (Hamlyn Press, PS6.
Is it possible that the United States could lose its "empire," or at least its historic web of alliances, in a fit of absent-mindedness as well?
The speaker is first astonished and later, in the last stanza, vexed over the girl's "brown study" (19), which captures her lively inner life, since the expression refers to a serious reverie, thoughtful absent-mindedness, or a state of mental abstraction or musing.
It could begin with the senior forgetting to make phone calls or pay bills, with this absent-mindedness extending to crucial daily responsibilities such as taking medications.
But the hints here about everything from absent-mindedness, creeping senility and increasing fragility are all done with compassion.
The parties and movements are revisiting their calculations, as if they had a wakeup call and are now emerging from a state of absent-mindedness.
About half of them reported making other errors that may be related to absent-mindedness, such as having to re-read a sentence because they forgot what it said, or forgetting where they placed an item.
But that's my issue, and no awesome local musicians should have to suffer for my absent-mindedness.
At the beginning the individual might experience absent-mindedness, such as difficulty in remembering familiar names, dates and times of activities.
I love the use of the term 'lost' in this context, as if the town mislaid its maternity provision in a moment of absent-mindedness.
It started with a bit of absent-mindedness whilst cooking, the odd exploding hard-boiled egg, burnt baked beans or charcoaled fish.