[ verb ] dismiss from the mind; stop remembering




"i tried to bury these unpleasant memories"

Used in print

(The Providence Journal...)

But it strikes sparks on_occasion and their light causes all else to be forgotten .

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

If the content of faith is to be presented today in a form that can be `` understanded of the people '' - and this , it must_not be forgotten , is one of the goals of the perennial theological task - there is no other choice but to abandon completely a mythological manner of representation .

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

In the 355 years since the first Guy_Fawkes_Night , much of the story has been forgotten , so here is a reminder '' .

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

Why it was ever forgotten for even a moment I cannot say because it works perfectly for everyone , no_matter whether he has short or long thigh-bone lengths !

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

The name presumably derives from the French royal_house which never learned and never forgot ; since Bourbon whiskey , though of Kentucky origin , is at_least as much favored by liberals in the North as by conservatives in the South .

Related terms

remember suppress unlearn

[ verb ] be unable to remember


"I'm drawing a blank" "You are blocking the name of your first wife!"

Used in print

(Ann Carnahan, Nick Manero's Cook-out Barbeque...)

Do n't forget - when you take to the hills or the beach - that your cooler , which you might have used for wine - or beer-cooling on your terrace or back yard , is indispensable for carrying liquid refreshments .

Do n't forget the joys of a meal on_the_road .

(Genevieve Holden, Deadlier Than the Male....)

`` Do n't forget to turn it off and close the door good so it 'll latch '' .

(Jim Harmon, "The Planet with No Nightmare," If,...)

Actually , they said , he did sleep , but so shortly and fitfully that he forgot .

(Cordwainer Smith, "A Planet Named Shayol,"...)

He forgot the order .

Related terms

remember slip block

[ verb ] forget to do something


"Don't forget to call the chairman of the board to the meeting!"

Used in print

(Christopher Davis, First Family....)

By the time he was under the covers he had forgotten about seeing Kate .

(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)

When enough time had elapsed so_that there was little likelihood of his returning for something he had forgotten , Harold went_out into the hall and stood looking into one room after another .

(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)

Peter , you lummox , you 've forgot to order the musicians '' .

Related terms

mind neglect

[ verb ] leave behind unintentionally




"I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant" "I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors"

Related terms

lose leave