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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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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.
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.
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.
The only thing Gouda surely represents is Abdel-Aziz's absent-mindedness, a lack of vision from an inept filmmaker in frantic search of something significant to say.
Foer's own occasional absent-mindedness should remind us, the human memory is a complicated, confounding subject.
Phillipson takes pleasure in recounting amusing incidences of his subject's famed absent-mindedness - during the gestation of The Wealth of the Nations, Smith reportedly walked the fifteen miles from Kirkcaldy to Dunfermline 'wrapped in thought and clad in a dressing gown' (p.