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The movie is about a woman who suffers amnesia and doesn’t even remember her husband.
  loss of memory (partial or total)
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  • The movie is about a woman who suffers amnesia and doesn’t even remember her husband.
  • She describes it as American amnesia whereby we forget our atrocities almost as soon as we commit them.
  • there are also strong indications of progressive amnesia.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon
  • And all that is gone on these days is her memory, as if she has amnesia.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook

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  • Had he seen another memory crawl up from the depths of his amnesia?
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • Hey, does your amnesia have something to do with your silly disguises?
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Maybe she got knocked on the head and had amnesia and was wandering around Lewiston, not knowing who she really was, or thinking she was someone else.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • "Traumatic amnesia," Jake Wexler said.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • Mightn’t he simply have run off, victim of amnesia, or become a fleeing culprit?
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • With me getting amnesia and getting sent to Camp Jupiter and all, I didn’t think about Calypso much after that.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus

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  • He had to hope for amnesia.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Like an amnesiac I roamed the streets and (instead of doing my homework, or attending my language lab, or joining any of the clubs to which I had been invited) rode the subway out to purgatorial end-of-the-line neighborhoods where I wandered alone among bodegas and hair-weave emporiums.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • We will check for amnesia.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • And okay, maybe I was willing to have a little selective amnesia.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • "So, a crash course for the amnesiac," Leo said, in a helpful tone that made Jason think this was not going to be helpful.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Maybe he’ll get amnesia and forget it.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • In any case, I mixed a slight amnesiac into her second injection.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Or unless they had amnesia.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • He says he has had blackout spells, periods of amnesia, and headaches ever since that time, and a major portion of his antisocial behavior has occurred since that time.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Did you all get amnesia?
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Princess: I tell you I don’t remember, it’s all gone away Chance: I don’t believe in amnesia.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Because how many times in real life does anybody ever get amnesia?
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • Writers also have to practice a kind of amnesia when they sit down or (like Thomas Wolfe, who was very tall and wrote on top of the refrigerator—really) stand up to write.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Like an amnesia case playing solitaire in a hospital.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • Or maybe only a semi-invalid, laid up just now and then, with terrific recurrent headaches, or spells of amnesia, of feeblemindedness.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • GUIL: Difficult to say, really-some kings tend to be amnesiac, others I suppose-the opposite, whatever that is….
    Tom Stoppard  --  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • Emotional amnesia, maybe.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • What idiosyncracies of the narrator were concomitant products of amnesia?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Or amnesia.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • Beck Swanson suddenly got a case of amnesia about what happened.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • Selective amnesia?
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • I forgot about the post-Hebrew School amnesia.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • He said you are well up on cerebral diseases and nervous afflictions, and that in matters concerning amnesia you are on your way to becoming a leading expert.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Damaged, there was amnesia.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • The violence was returning as it had returned to a bewildered amnesiac on a fishing boat beyond the shoals of a Mediterranean island.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • …not only had no visible father but had found himself to be, even in infancy, enclosed by an unsleeping cabal bent apparently on teaching him that he had never had, that his mother had emerged from a sojourn in limbo, from that state of blessed amnesia in which the weak senses can take refuge from the godless dark forces and powers which weak human flesh cannot stand, to wake pregnant, shrieking and screaming and thrashing, not against the ruthless agony of labor but in protest against…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • Maybe the knock to his head had given him amnesia.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • He’d had enough trouble with amnesia for one lifetime.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • I had head injuries-I’ll show you the scars when we’ve got more light-and I am suffering from amnesia.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • Then it dawned on him: the way he had felt back then, for a few days, was probably how Annabeth had felt for the six months he had been missing with amnesia.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Only the guarantee of amnesia, the fact that the patient will remember nothing but the anesthetist’s saying "Sweet dreams," allows us to be surgeons.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Webb, Webb … amnesia? A clinic in Virginia years ago.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • C. W. Shumway observed the Los Angeles revival of 1906 and noted six basic symptoms: complete loss of rational control; dominance of emotion that leads to hysteria; absence of thought or will; automatic functioning of the speech organs; amnesia; and occasional sporadic physical manifestations such as jerking or twitching.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • The rest of the formula was kept secret, but as best doctors and chemists could tell, the solution included substances that imparted a pleasant state of euphoria and sedation trimmed with amnesia—an effect the Chicago post office found problematic, for each year it wound up holding hundreds of letters sent from Dwight that lacked important elements of their destination addresses.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • From now on when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I planned to say, Amnesiac.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • Amnesia was one way for the mind to protect itself from reliving something that would otherwise break you apart.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Amnesiac demigods who had gotten on Reyna’s bad side?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • I said as much, and he answered: "Well, you see, I was interested, because amnesia was Conway’s trouble at one time.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • Was it a defense mechanism, amnesia, or simply part of the whole ugly situation?
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • Amnesia?
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
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