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The music makes me feel nostalgic.
  longing for something past or remembering it sentimentally
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  • The music makes me feel nostalgic.
  • My parents are sometimes nostalgic about their college days.
  • Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.
    Peter De Vries
  • But in that moment I understood what they say about nostalgia, that no matter if you’re thinking of something good or bad, it always leaves you a little emptier afterward.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin

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  • This was such a perfect friend moment, it made her feel kind of melancholy and nostalgic.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Now, the truth is, that tape recorder was more than nostalgia.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • Even some of the digitals do it for nostalgia’s sake.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • "They’re not my sheep anymore," he said to himself, without nostalgia.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • They spent the rest of the afternoon playing old video games like Donkey Kong and feeling nostalgic, which as a general statement, I found sad and sweet.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • [She sings nostalgically:]
    Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim  --  Westside Story

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  • Suddenly I was nostalgic for something I’d never known.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Grover’s music kept playing, and Ethan swayed to it, as if the song were filling him with nostalgia—a wish to see a beautiful day, to be anywhere but here.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Some folks called it nostalgia and sadness.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • ...he found nothing that seemed worthy of his nostalgia.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Some days in late August at home are like this, the air thin and eager like this, with something in it sad and nostalgic and familiar.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • He thought confusedly, finally captive in a trap of nostalgia, that perhaps if he had married her he would have been a man without war and without glory, a nameless artisan, a happy animal.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • She speaks with nostalgia of the years her family had spent in England,
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • "Time," Doc said. He put his glasses on. "It’s the only antidote for nostalgia. Just give the man time."
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • attacks of nostalgia
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • But years from now, when you’re feeling nostalgic about this summer and yet can’t really reminisce because of a lack of documentation, don’t blame me.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • It was like I could see all his memories of me projected into the air between us, rushing and swirling around and enveloping us both in a nostalgic haze.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • It is a line that is only a little funny, but it already has the feel of an inside joke, one that will get funnier with nostalgic repetition.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Her expression is nostalgic and a little sad.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • But it only took a few more Katherines for him to look back nostalgically upon The Great One as the perfect spokesperson for the Katherine Phenomenon.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • The night wears on; the fire dwindles; the wind shifts and my heart aches with nostalgia—summer camps and catching lightning bugs and August skies aflame with stars.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Older people often looked back nostalgically to the days of the last wali.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • For as old as they were, the kids didn’t often lapse into bouts of nostalgia.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • She leaned over my shoulder as she turned the stiff pages, looking for a certain picture but pausing to linger over others, her voice tinged with dreamy nostalgia.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • I WANT TO do that very thing now, of course, slow at each door and awning and window case and flip down the passenger-side window of my old and lumbering gray Mercedes coupe and perhaps not so softly call out my general gratitude for the collegial thoughts and kindnesses, but it’s the selling hour, after all, and what would I be doing but disturbing the bustling morning of the town’s activity by showing myself in an odd one-man parade that evokes no one’s great nostalgia or longing.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • A wordless tune that is both sad and nostalgic.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • It was designed in the fashion of the old world, with hearty dosages of both nostalgic symbolism and state-of-the-art engineering.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • What might be several seconds pass, though they feel to Werner like hours, and the wind tears through the frosted grass, sending zephyrs and wisps of snow sirening off across the white, and a sudden nostalgia for Zollverein rolls through him in a wave: boyhood afternoons wandering the soot-stained warrens, towing his little sister in the wagon.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • I guess talking about the past with Holder Saturday has left me feeling a little nostalgic.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • I sigh again, exaggeratedly, like just reliving all the good times we had together is making me nostalgic.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • The film launched me back into a bucket of tears’ worth of nostalgia and reminiscing.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • All evening that music filtered down through the paper-thin ceiling, the lordly and tragic French horn mingling in my head with the flute’s antiphonal, piercing birdcall to fill my spirit with a sadness and nostalgia almost more intense than any I had ever felt before.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I look at him with the nostalgic affection men are said to feel for their wars, their fellow veterans.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Reyna might have felt nostalgic . except that her sister stood a few feet away, facing Orion.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • "Things were less . civilized then," he said nostalgically.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • People felt nostalgic about Schwinn.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • I snapped myself out of the bout of nostalgia and raised a brow at the woman before me.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • My nostalgia is so extreme that I am capable of missing a swing my butt never actually touched.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Liesel, in the dusty dimness, shrugged off her feelings of nostalgia.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Why don’t you just get a dog after initiation if you’re feeling that nostalgic?
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • But it isn’t mere homesickness or nostalgia that has Laila thinking of Kabul so much these days.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • It was a wild, impossible notion, to be abandoned as soon as thought of; but the room had awakened in him a sort of nostalgia, a sort of ancestral memory.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • When I called the rabbi of my mother’s old synagogue he spoke to me with neither nostalgia nor surprise, only grudging recognition.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • Not one, not two, but many wars, both big and small, just and unjust, wars with shifting casts of supposed heroes and villains, each new hero making one increasingly nostalgic for the old villain.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Even this gingery gold filled me with nostalgia.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Her expression was nostalgic.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
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