absent-minded


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so lost in thought as to be unaware of one's surroundings

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Young tearaway Faye makes outlandish plans to abscond with on/off boyfriend Seb and Gemma and Rosie worry about rattled Rita as she becomes more absent-minded.
We are ready to go bo-bo's," an absent-minded Mo let slip.
Diya Aur Toofan' tells the story of Gaz, an absent-minded doctor who fears commitment after the death of his wife who falls through a gymnastic trampoline and breaks her leg.
A survey shows absent-minded travellers are dipping into their funds to buy items from swimming costumes and undies to phone chargers and sunglasses.
20pm Harry Hill is back as the absent-minded professor with the multiple spectacles, who believes his money troubles are over when Lady Pagwell dies, leaving a substantial sum to fund local inventing.
For instance, in a biography of Albert Einstein that I read a few years ago, the best-known physicist was portrayed as someone who was absent-minded and insensitive, purely on account of what his ex-wife said, following the death of the former: she had said that she found Einstein not wearing his underwear while on board a train in Berlin, Germany, on a wintry evening - a sign that she thought Einstein being absent-minded.
One of the founding fathers of Psychology, William James, was often accused of being absent-minded to which he responded that he was really just present-minded to his own thoughts.
Women appear to be more absent-minded than men, with 16 per cent being forgetful in the last two years compared with 12 per cent of male drivers.
It is the stereotype of the absent-minded professor" Writer Louise Mensch, who suddenly quit Parliament as a Tory MP.
Researchers found that men are twice as likely to forget a partner's birthday or an anniversary, and surprisingly 20 men had missed a funeral by being absent-minded.
If you ever notice a Saudi friend of yours looking pale, absent-minded and exhausted, this could be because of the season's financial and social requirements.
Meanwhile, an absent-minded bank customer walked away from a cash machine without taking the pounds 200 he withdrew.
His character was an absent-minded detective who was often underestimated by many of his foes.
On February 18, ABC News reported that "guns meant to help safeguard America found their way into the hands of known criminals after absent-minded federal officers left firearms unsecured everywhere from fast-food restaurants to bowling alleys, according to a report by the Department of Homeland Security.
FROM THE BEZPAMENT PEOPLE REPUBLIC MINISTRY OF FOREIGN RELATIONS: "GLOOPEN THE ABSENT-MINDED AMBASSADOR" .