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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FORGET

"I should like to forget that you are my nephew," said the old man.

And you forget that—that devil—suppose she's as good as her threat?

They had talked afterward so feverishly, as if to forget their situation.

All your frien's may forget you, but Deff 'll nebber forget you.

The past slid from him so easily, he forgot even to try to forget.

Other girls marry persons whom they do not love, and it helps them to forget.

I could not think of him without shuddering, and I endeavoured to forget him.

Charlie, you seem to forget that we're talkin' about a man and a gun.

"But you forget where we are," answered the Man of Fancy, who overheard the remark.

You forget the nearest telegraph office is at Witherby, seven miles off.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English forgietan, from for-, used here with negative force, "away, amiss, opposite" + gietan "to grasp" (see get). To "un-get," hence "to lose" from the mind. A common Germanic construction (cf. Old Saxon fargetan, Old Frisian forjeta, Dutch vergeten, Old High German firgezzan, German vergessen "to forget"). The literal sense would be "to lose (one's) grip on," but that is not recorded in any Germanic language. Related: Forgetting; forgot; forgotten.

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