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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FORGOT

The mother's heart was touched, and she forgot all her forebodings.

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

I had forgot the pasty, and it will be as scorched as Judas Iscariot!

He forgot that humble worship was not the way to win a high-spirited girl.

I had forgot there were three Diné at Ty-uonyi; the third had been under the rock drinking.

And a boy and a girl By the lake-side did sit, And because they forgot it, It hurt not a bit.

For an instant John Porter forgot all about Lucretia and her troubles.

It was easy to see that she was not a musician; but, as she forgot her listeners, we forgot everything but her.

Then he forgot that the weight of a kingdom rested upon his shoulders.

But Jim had clean lost his head, and said he had forgot how.

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.