Scatter-brained

Scat´ter-brained`


a.1.Giddy; thoughtless.
References in classic literature ?
Flanagan, though he was the most scatter-brained person in the world, had a tenderness of heart which was unexpected and charming.
It is always good for young people to be put upon exerting themselves; and you know, my dear Catherine, you always were a sad little scatter-brained creature; but now you must have been forced to have your wits about you, with so much changing of chaises and so forth; and I hope it will appear that you have not left anything behind you in any of the pockets.
Scatter-brained and "afternoon" men spoil much more than their own affair in spoiling the temper of those who deal with them.
And she bare him a stout-hearted son, Atlas: also she bare very glorious Menoetius and clever Prometheus, full of various wiles, and scatter-brained Epimetheus who from the first was a mischief to men who eat bread; for it was he who first took of Zeus the woman, the maiden whom he had formed.
That functionary was a good- hearted, tearful, scatter-brained girl, lately taken by Tom's mother, Madam Brown, as she was called, from the village school to be trained as nurserymaid.
He felt a strong desire to hustle them all along a bit and teach them business habits; the hoary old dog and the grizzled, heavy-faced old butler with his prehistoric shirt-front, and the drowsy old moon, and above all the scatter-brained old philosopher who couldn't keep an appointment.
He looked perfectly bowed down with remorse last time I saw him," said Will, regarding Tom with eyes full of fun, for Will was a boy as well as a bookworm, and relished a joke as well as scatter-brained Tom.
But Valentin heard a whisper that Brayne, like so many scatter-brained sceptics, was drifting to us; and that was quite a different thing.
amp;nbsp;However, she now keeps a logbook to remember every moment and said, "It has definitely improved my memory a lot and I'm not as scatter-brained anymore.
If one would add a raving fiscal system, a soaring immigration issue and more importantly, a loss of common cultural references, many ingredients are present for a future populist adventure, wherever it comes from (National Front's Marine Le Pen or Left Front's Jean-Luc Melanchon's scatter-brained fans).
Danny Wilson 5 Scatter-brained in first half, weak in tackle and possession.
He can be scatter-brained, but is also friendly with everyone and a joy to train.