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Synonyms for absent-mindedness

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Synonyms for absent-mindedness

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

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Consultant plastic surgeon Dr Nadeem Akhtar from Al Zahra Hospital Sharjah, said he handles burn injuries of children, who get them due to "absent-mindedness" of parents and the latter not knowing what immediate first aid should be given in such a case.
The state did not deny that, but claimed there simply was not enough money to meet everyone's needs.<br />Arnold compared his role in the process to Columbo, the fictional TV detective whose seeming absent-mindedness masked his shrewdness.<br />"I sort of walk in and scratch my head and say, 'So, what's the problem here?'"<br />The problem in the case was that a pattern emerged that caused it to drag on for so long.<br />The court would issue an order requiring the state to do something.
Einstein's first wife also incurred the wrath of Einstein's fans when some of her not-so-private disclosures became public: on one occasion, she referred to a train journey that the pair embarked on from a train station in Berlin in winter, when she found out Einstein shivering in a corner, forgetting to put on his underwear - highlighting his absent-mindedness.
C) ABSENT-MINDEDNESS OR DISTRACTIONS: Sometimes memories fail us and we just get absent minded or tune off from the arrangement.
Fatigue, apathy, drowsiness, absent-mindedness, dim lifeless hair, fragile nails, pale dry skin that come with change of a season are invariable signs of avitaminosis.
Edward Alden, writing for the 'Council on Foreign Relations' said with insight: 'It was once said that Britain lost its empire in a fit of absent-mindedness; the United States, it now appears, could lose its own in a fit of Donald Trump's impulsiveness.'
In light of this development, Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal appealed to the public to be mindful of their belongings always, noting that many passengers are under intense pressure when they travel, and most often misplace their belongings through neglect or absent-mindedness.
After Aguero converted, Murphy's riposte came courtesy of that tasty finish and the absent-mindedness of Oleksandr Zinchenko, making his first Premier League start for City.
Despite twice being reassured by doctors that stress was the cause of his moments of absent-mindedness, Tsuda was eventually diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease five years ago.
When Reagan announced his Alzheimers disease diagnosis in 1994, there was much speculation that the absent-mindedness and detachment he sometimes exhibited before leaving office in 1989 may have been early signs of the condition.
Texting, the researchers found, led to far more dangerous driving, while a "sixth sense" appeared to protect those suffering emotional upset or absent-mindedness. Texting interfered with that sixth sense, letting drivers drift out of their traffic lanes.
However, regardless of when and with what seemingly trivial display of absent-mindedness it may have begun manifesting itself, there's no denying the heart-breaking nature of Campbell's condition or the unfaltering stoicism with which it's been faced by the star.
Benny Karl Jensen, 54, fell out of his air balloon after letting go of one of the handles inside in a moment of "absent-mindedness," Hurriyet Daily News (http://web.hurriyetdailynews.com/one-danish-tourist-dies-after-falling-off-balloon-in-cappadocia.aspx?pageID=238&nID=109902&NewsCatID=341) reported Feb.
How appropriate it seems, then, that Eden seemed in 1956 to have sealed the fate of that empire in a similar fit of absent-mindedness.
Think Columbo behind the absent-mindedness, the brain is whirring away figuring it all out.