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Synonyms for forgetfulness

Synonyms for forgetfulness

freedom from worry, care, or unpleasantness

Words related to forgetfulness

tendency to forget

unawareness caused by neglectful or heedless failure to remember

References in classic literature ?
And so, with mad antics, leaping, reeling, and over-balancing, we danced and sang in the sombre twilight of the primeval world, inducing forgetfulness, achieving unanimity, and working ourselves up into sensuous frenzy.
Crossing glittering avenues, she went into the throng emerging from the places of forgetfulness.
And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive.
Innocence is the child, and forgetfulness, a new beginning, a game, a self- rolling wheel, a first movement, a holy Yea.
And the same instant his head did begin to feel drowsy and he began to drop off into forgetfulness.
More miserable than man ever was before, why did I not sink into forgetfulness and rest?
My father, who was watching over me, perceiving my restlessness, awoke me; the dashing waves were around, the cloudy sky above, the fiend was not here: a sense of security, a feeling that a truce was established between the present hour and the irresistible, disastrous future imparted to me a kind of calm forgetfulness, of which the human mind is by its structure peculiarly susceptible.
My situation, aggravated by the sense of my own miserable weakness and forgetfulness of myself, now too late awakened in me, was becoming intolerable.
This shaking piece of forgetfulness stimulated Mrs Verloc's intelligence.
But he longed for a more perfect rest - for sleep - for a few hours of delicious forgetfulness.
To pace the echoing stones from hour to hour, counting the dull chimes of the clocks; to watch the lights twinkling in chamber windows, to think what happy forgetfulness each house shuts in; that here are children coiled together in their beds, here youth, here age, here poverty, here wealth, all equal in their sleep, and all at rest; to have nothing in common with the slumbering world around, not even sleep, Heaven's gift to all its creatures, and be akin to nothing but despair; to feel, by the wretched contrast with everything on every hand, more utterly alone and cast away than in a trackless desert; this is a kind of suffering, on which the rivers of great cities close full many a time, and which the solitude in crowds alone awakens.
Among the threads of the past which the stricken man had gathered up, he had omitted the bill of sale; the flash of memory had only lit up prominent ideas, and he sank into forgetfulness again with half his humiliation unlearned.
Other reasons for skipping parts of their regime included forgetfulness (40%), laziness (36%) and running late for work (12%).
These days we just joke about forgetfulness, deafness and never listening to a word the other says" Sandra Howard, wife of former Tory leader Michael Howard, on their current marital banter.
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