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paramnesia (par-am-NEE-zhuh) noun

1. A distortion of memory in which fact and fantasy are confused.

2. The inability to recall the correct meaning of a word.

[New Latin, par-, amnesia.]

"God's attention, then loss of attention, his control, then loss of control over the actions of the squirming and chanting boot jacks, is consistent with Ellis's discussion of paramnesia." Dennis Ryan, `A Divine Gesture': Hemingway's complex parody of the modern, Hemingway Review, Fall 1996.

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Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die. -Amelia Burr


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