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Definition of Forgetfulness


  1. The quality of being forgetful; prononess to let slip from the mind.
  2. Loss of remembrance or recollection; a ceasing to remember; oblivion.
  3. Failure to bear in mind; careless omission; inattention; as, forgetfulness of duty.

Forgetfulness Quotations

There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. 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.
Jack London

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. Not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness, but trailing clouds of glory do we come.
William Wordsworth

There are two barriers that often prevent communication between the young and their elders. The first is middle-aged forgetfulness of the fact that they themselves are no longer young. The second is youthful ignorance of the fact that the middle aged are still alive.
Jessamyn West

Forgetfulness - a gift of God bestowed upon debtors in compensation for their destitution of conscience.
Ambrose Bierce

There is some pleasure even in words, when they bring forgetfulness of present miseries.
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Forgetfulness Translations

forgetfulness in French is oubli
forgetfulness in Latin is oblivio
forgetfulness in Spanish is olvido
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