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  • n. Plural form of forgetting.


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  • Freud claimed that these two forgettings are related—that repression is the root of both.

    The Muse in the Machine

  • It would be long before Lord Rufford would be for = gotten, — and she had not space enough before her for forgettings which would require time for their accomplishment.

    The American Senator

  • In some countries, pyschological obstacles created by such denials and forgettings stand in the way of forming easily those voluntary and close partnerships with other nations such as all free nations must somehow secure and maintain.

    Canada's Partnership in Freedom

  • He had not spoken of it again; she perceived that he had forgotten it; and she herself forgot that the memory of a boy is never to be depended on; its forgettings are too seldom permanent in the case of things that ought to stay forgotten.

    The Flirt

  • And his own forgettings were so easy that the easy forgetting of others seemed a foregone conclusion.

    The Incomplete Amorist

  • In this book of my memories, which is also the book of my forgettings, I must walk to and fro freely, if I am to walk at all.

    Hawthorne and His Circle

  • In London, Edinburgh, and Dublin, the tide of gossip overflowed with his name and carried in its current tales of his greatness, his cruelty, his lawless loves and his quick forgettings.

    Nancy Stair A Novel

  • But at the third announcement of his forgettings I lost patience with him.

    Nancy Stair A Novel

  • Instead of this, the old round of temptations, disputes, _ennuis_, and forgettings, has to be faced again and again, and we fall back into prose, into commonness, into vulgarity.

    Amiel's Journal

  • So that forgettings of books required for preparation, or other carelessnesses of the kind, became serious matters.

    Robin Redbreast A Story for Girls


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