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Definitionsomething remembered from the past; or the act of remembering it
- One brief sigh sufficed to carry off the entire burden of these dismal reminiscences.Introductory (35% in)
- His reminiscences of good cheer, however ancient the date of the actual banquet, seemed to bring the savour of pig or turkey under one's very nostrils.Introductory (37% in)
- Reminiscences, the most trifling and immaterial, passages of infancy and school-days, sports, childish quarrels, and the little domestic traits of her maiden years, came swarming back upon her, intermingled with recollections of whatever was gravest in her subsequent life; one picture precisely as vivid as another; as if all were of similar importance, or all alike a play.Chapter 2 -- The Market Place (85% in)
- Hurrying along the street, the Reverend Mr. Dimmesdale encountered the eldest female member of his church, a most pious and exemplary old dame, poor, widowed, lonely, and with a heart as full of reminiscences about her dead husband and children, and her dead friends of long ago, as a burial-ground is full of storied gravestones.Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (39% in)
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