amnesiac


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am·ne·si·ac

(am-nē'sē-ak),
One suffering from amnesia.

amnesiac

[amnē′sē·ək]
a person with a loss of memory caused by brain damage or severe emotional trauma.

amnesiac

A person with amnesia, see there.

am·ne·si·ac

(am-nē'sē-ak)
One suffering from amnesia.

am·ne·si·ac

(am-nē'sē-ak)
One suffering from amnesia.

amnesiac (amnē´zēak),

n a person affected by amnesia.
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When researchers removed some of these common features, amnesiac participants' performance shot right back up, suggesting that memories of the objects' elements were indeed hindering performance.
The movie can essentially be boiled down to three bravura chase sequences that happen while our favorite amnesiac, black sheep of the black ops spy Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) pieces together his past on his way back to the Manhattan lab that made him.
Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is back, and he's still upset over being turned into an amnesiac assassin by the CIA.
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The overarching impression it left--one that a woefully thin hang and laughable "just the facts" press release only underscored--was of a curiously amnesiac attempt at "back-to-basics," a self-defeating retreat from the brutality of fact into the banality of illustration.
Then, one day they meet an amnesiac old man (Massimo Girotti) in the street and, because he can't be bothered with the hassle of filling in police forms, her husband invites him to stay.
Adrian's (Clayton Watson) amnesiac disability is uncomfortably similar to Guy Pearce's Leonard in Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2001), (his memory resets at exactly the same time, he writes copious notes to help him make sense of his world, and the less scrupulous members of the cast attempt to use his disability for their own gain) and Under the Radar's thriller elements only compound the problem.
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Amnesiac Selves is an insightful book, and its insights are important.
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But last season at the age of ten, Florida Pearl won three Grade 1 chases and a Grade 2, with his victory over Best Mate in the King George a triumph so memorable that even the most chronic amnesiac could never file it under `forget'.
This summer's other mega spy-novel adaptation, The Bourne Identity, is about an amnesiac with some serious personal identity issues (namely, that he's an assassin).