Jump to navigation Jump to search
- (rare, nonstandard) The act of forgetting, or any property associated with it; oblivion; forgetfulness; obliviousness.
- 1893, The Pulpit: A Magazine of Sermons, volume 8, page 289:
- Oh, how many of us must charge our hearts to-day with forgetness!
- 1999, James Joyce, Finnegans Wake:
- […] but to think of him foundling a nelliza the second, also cliptbuss (the best was still there if the torso was gone) where he did and when he did, retriever to the last — escapes my forgetness now was it dust-covered, […]
- 2008, Shahnaz Bahman, Helen Maffini, Developing Children's Emotional Intelligence:
- While working they manage to reach a level of what Goleman (1995) calls 'flow', which is a state of 'self-forgetness' as a result of being engrossed in the task at hand.
- 2000, Gavin Frost, Yvonne Frost, The Witch's Magical Handbook:
- If you were to visit a Christian church, you would hear a lot about forgiveness: […] . Instead of forgiveness, it is useful to strive for forgetness, and simply leave behind the pain of the past.
- 2012, Curtis L. Thompson, Joyce M. Cuff, God and Nature:
- [...]: he comes to understand God's forgiveness in terms of forgetness, and that recognition brings with it a new understanding of the Christian life of faith as entailing not merely belief but praxis or the expressing of love in community.
- 2014, Abdul-Hussayn Sharafiddeen al-Musawi, Abu Hurayra:
- We have not found that such forgetness happened to any of the prophets especially the master and the last of them (peace be upon them).
- 2014, Elise I. Guari, Divorcing with Dignity:
- Once those feelings are identified then the people involved need to be sure they are clear on what happened. Finally, there is a decision to move past it and not allow the hurt to continue or to drive their feelings. Forgiveness is not forgetness.