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am nee zhuh

  • n  partial or total loss of memory

  • Last summer a tornado helped him; it knocked Kim down, causing amnesia.
  • He added Darwin could be suffering from a mixture of organic amnesia, which is sparked by physical stresses like head injuries or epileptic seizures, and psychogenic amnesia .
  • Her husband still hewing to his complaints of amnesia was declared medically fit for questioning Thursday afternoon.
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  • Improve memory with these brain-boosters
    Right now,said Steven Wright, "I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before." And while it's true that youngsters do forget names, math facts and when Dad said to be home, many folks 50 and older notice that their recall (what year did we go to California?) isn't what it used to be.
    June 19, 2013 - The Huntington Herald-Dispatch
  • Marlins forget their struggles, beat Cardinals
    MIAMI -- Left fielder Juan Pierre said his Miami Marlins have to develop "amnesia."
    June 16, 2013 - The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports

  • Torii Hunter in ABC News
    A lot of guys have to have amnesia and let that go,said Torii Hunter, who urged his teammates to "get the dog in you."
  • Christina Applegate in Waukegan News Sun
    I was always taken aback by people who wondered how far can we go with this gimmick,says Applegate. "We always knew that it was not gonna be an 'amnesia show.' Every series has to start somewhere, every show starts with a concept. But...
  • Matt Damon in Asheville Citizen-Times
    I lobbied hard (with Sierra) to not make a first-person shooter game but to make it more like 'Myst,' which was a great, interesting puzzle you tried to solve - you know, to play with his amnesia or his memory,Damon told The Boston Globe....

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