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absent-mindedness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality, state, or habit of being absentminded.

Etymologies

absent-minded +β€Ž -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As Mr. Foer's own occasional absent-mindedness should remind us, the human memory is a complicated, confounding subject.

    In the Memory Palace

  • Was it through a fit of absent-mindedness or gross incompetence?

    Crime And Immigration In Britain SHOCK! « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • You may be wondering why I don't write a few columns in advance, just in case of illness, natural disasters, hangovers or in this case absent-mindedness.

    The Placeholder Column

  • At the age of 61, Prof. Phatak retains a mischevious glint in his eye, a quality that he shares with another Prof. Isaac, another IIT professor legendary for his absent-mindedness.

    Business Week names Prof. Phatak among India's 50 most powerful

  • From the memoirs of those involved, the alliance seemed to have expanded, as Lord Palmerston said of the British Empire, β€œin a fit of absent-mindedness.”

    The Return

  • It just took me three days of thinking, an hour of internet searching of Aboriginal mythgs and ten seconds of absent-mindedness walking up the stairs five minutes ago.

    Lizards in literature « Write Anything

  • "No place for a girl," he grumbled, looking down at her with a masked expression of absent-mindedness, while his elbow powerfully crushed on the ribs of a big Irishman who gave room.

    CHAPTER IV

  • About 25 years ago, my mother, for some reason (probably absent-mindedness) parked in a handicapped spot at the post office for a couple of minutes to run in and check her PO box.

    Matthew Yglesias » Criminal Justice and Counterterrorism

  • A useful strategy to counteract such absent-mindedness can be to develop a fixed method for performing such tasks: always place your keys in the same spot on the sideboard, always carry out the late-night errands in the same order lock the back door, turn off the gas, turn off lights, etc.

    Can memory improve with age?

  • When it came to me "misplacing" my purse in the refrigerator must certainly have a logical reason because until, oh, last month, I could still not comprehend that my absent-mindedness, my short-temperedness, my bouts of exhaustion, were all due to a chronic, desperate need for sleep - simple as that.

    Caroline Myss: Is Sleep All It's Cracked To Be?

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