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thread

(thred),
1. A fine strand of suture material.
2. A filamentous structure.
[M.E., fr. A.S. thraed]

thread

(thrĕd)
1. Any thin filamentous structure (e.g., a stringy substance present in the urine in some infectious diseases of the urinary tract).
2. Suture material.
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Repeat yourself or lose the thread of conversation; Have problems thinking and reasoning; Feel anxious, depressed or angry about your forgetfulness; Find other people start to comment on your forgetfulness; Feel confused even when in a familiar environment.
I suspect Benedict, known of late to lose the thread of conversations, may be suffering from a form of senility.
If you let stars in your eyes get the better of you, you lose the thread of why you were there in the first place.
It starts off well enough, with a touch of Heathers and even Catcher in the Rye illuminating the story, but as the plot unfolds the film, like the main character, begins to lose the thread and becomes bogged down in minor details.
She said: "News is like a soap opera - if you miss a few days, you can lose the thread so the best thing is to just keep watching and listening.
In this path we are taught that everything is interconnected and that by trying to make things happen we lose the thread of the natural flow of life and our place in it.