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selective memory (sɪˈlɛktɪv ˈmɛmərɪ) 

Definitions

noun

  1. (euphemistic) an ability to remember some facts while apparently forgetting others, especially when they are inconvenient   ⇒ We seem to have a selective memory for the best bits of the past., It appears that he has a selective memory., baby boomers with selective memories about the sixties
  2. (psychology) the ability to retrieve certain facts and events but not others

Example Sentences Including 'selective memory'

`And all this time I thought you were suffering from selective memory syndrome.
Cathy Kelly JUST BETWEEN US (2002)

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