Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (I) Formation of Ideas
Section VI. Extension of Thought
1. To the Past
OBLIVION; forgetfulness &c. adj.; [See obliteration] of -, [See insensibility] to- the past.
short -, treacherous -, loose -, slippery -, failing- memory; decay -, failure -, lapse- of memory; mind -, memory- like a sieve; untrustworthy memory; waters of -Lethe, - oblivion; amnesia.
AMNESTY, general pardon.
FORGET; be forgetful &c. adj.; fall -, sink- into oblivion; have a short memory &c. n., have no head.
forget ones own name, have on the tip of ones tongue, come in at one ear and go out at the other.
slip -, escape -, fade from -, die away from- the memory; lose, lose sight of.
EFFACE [See obliteration] -, discharge- from the memory; unlearn; consign to -oblivion, - the tomb of the Capulets; think no more of (turn the attention from) [See Inattention]; cast behind ones back, wean ones thoughts from; let bygones be bygones (forgive) [See Forgiveness].
FORGOTTEN &c. v.; unremembered, past recollection, bygone, out of mind; buried -, sunk- in oblivion; clean forgotten; gone out of ones -head, - recollection.
FORGETFUL, oblivious, mindless, Lethean; insensible [See insensibility] to the past; heedless.
Non mi ricordo.
The memory -failing, - deserting one, - being at (or in) fault.