selective memory

noun

: the tendency to remember only what one wants to remember

Examples of selective memory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When emotions influence one’s selective memory, a straightforward narrative becomes impossible to sustain. Tomás Guarnaccia, Variety, 9 Aug. 2023

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“Selective memory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/selective%20memory. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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