absent-mindedness


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Synonyms for absent-mindedness

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the condition of being so lost in solitary thought as to be unaware of one's surroundings

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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.
So after the shock at the realisation of my absent-mindedness had settled, I checked the result on my phone.
Feelings of sadness, anger, loneliness, shock, disbelief, numbness, anxiety and helplessness are all natural emotions and crying, becoming withdrawn, insomnia, absent-mindedness and even hallucinations are also common.
And it would have been four but for a moment of absent-mindedness by the 46-year-old on the 10th fairway at Crans-sur-Sierre.
144: "That the highest value of North Borneo [at that time] has the inscription 'Ten Dollaps' [sic] is probably just the result of absent-mindedness when the lettering was made.
Segal led a team of researchers at the Population Council who were looking for alternatives that might have fewer side effects, and be less expensive and less susceptible to absent-mindedness.
He set standards for commitment to teaching, collegiality, and absent-mindedness, that few of us can match.
She could point out the obvious, be it Rose's absent-mindedness or Blanche's promiscuity, without eliciting hard feelings.
Binge drinkers are at risk of absent-mindedness and forgetfulness days later, a study says.
Absent-mindedness in shops: its incidence, correlates and consequences.
At the organisational level, the destructive effects induced by stress lead to absent-mindedness, change of attitude, poor communication, etc.
When it happens on occasion, it is likely just an isolated case of absent-mindedness.
Bacevich rejects, in other words, the argument that the American empire was built in a fit of absent-mindedness, or that Americans are reluctant imperialists who do not seek power but have it thrust upon them.