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She gave it to him to keep as a memento of their trip together.
  an object kept as a reminder of a past event or place
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  • She gave it to him to keep as a memento of their trip together.
  • His eyes looked sad as he stared at our little memento.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • The quiet in Amatis’s house, the homey rag rugs on the floor, the carefully arranged personal mementoes—everything spoke of an ordinary life interrupted in the most terrible way possible.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • You should have stayed in your little stretch of woods in your little tent with your little books and your cute little mementos.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave

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  • Family portraits on the walls, heirlooms and mementos too large to carry easily, smashed furniture and open drawers and the thousand pieces of the occupants’ lives deemed worthless by looters were scattered in every room.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Can’t I keep a memento of the experience?"
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • …down their boat, stuffed with clothes and food and maps and books and a lot of less practical things, too, like several jars of pickled reptile hearts sloshing in Enoch’s duffel bag; or the blown-off front doorknob to Miss Peregrine’s house, a memento Hugh had found in the grass on our way to the boats and decided he couldn’t live without; or the bulky pillow Horace had rescued from the house’s flaming shell—it was his lucky pillow, he said, and the only thing that kept his paralyzing…
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • They are fond of dramatic gestures, and invariably leave behind some taunting memento.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • A memento.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I walked up the hill, dodging this season’s hovering early few as they clutched their neoprene fanny packs and well-thumbed tourist guides, their cameras already poised to capture mementoes of the castle in spring.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You

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  • He found Madame Hoo in their rear fourth-floor apartment kneeling before her bamboo trunk, fingering mementoes from her childhood in China.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • There were the few pathetic mementos of thirty years in other people’s homes.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Altogether the conversation made up a new experience that impressed me with such force that later that night back at my room I scribbled verbatim notes from memory—notes which, now faded. and yellowing, I have retrieved from the past along with such mementos as my father’s letters.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • There are still saints, though they no longer sit in quiet rooms or deserts, with their memento mori skulls and their doglike lions resting at their feet; instead they writhe in contorted poses, stuck full of arrows or tied to stakes.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • The lavish room seemed straight out of some designer magazine — with rich jacquard wallpaper, Oriental chairs, a mahogany coffee table, shelves of mementos and photographs.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • We should frame this as a memento!
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • My life is like a memento mori painting from European art: there is always a grinning skull at my side to remind me of the folly of human ambition.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • In the unmanageable sadness that followed, there was none of the sibling wrangling, guilt or missed opportunities, or fights for this or that memento.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • It was an odd memento, but it was one that for a fleeting instant had given him hope.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • m., Perry looked through old letters, photographs, clippings, and selected from them those mementos he meant to take with him.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • She liked this shirt, a memento from the Fall Out Boy concert that she’d sneaked out to with Rick last year.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • Even if he regained the use of his arm, he would always bear a thick scar as a memento of his injury.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The attic was silent again, abandoned, nothing but a room full of mementos.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Hazel put the gold prospecting sign back over her mementos.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Brown—who soon moved to Damascus, and later to Israel with her husband and family—lost touch over the years with her star player, but she kept Luma’s glove from one move to the next, as a memento of the mysteriously self-possessed young woman she had once coached.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • And she had shown Bernard the little golden zipper-fastening in the form of a T which the Arch-Songster had given her as a memento of the week-end she had spent at Lambeth.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Sancho begged the duke to let them leave him the robe and mitre; as he wanted to take them home for a token and memento of that unexampled adventure.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • There were no pictures, no mementos, none of the normal clutter of growing.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • They’re my last mementos of those shores that are now dead for me.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • He pointed to Elvis’s grave, and I saw it clearly: a memento left behind by some adoring fan—a necklace with a silver loop-topped cross, just like the one on Mum’s T-shirt in my old photograph.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Commonly, a memento of combat kept only to stir the memory.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • All the artifacts seemed like family mementos: a wand just like Sadie’s; a picture of the serpent leopards that had once attacked us; a page from the Book of the Dead showing demons we’d met in person.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • ’You like Thornfield?’ she said, lifting her finger; and then she wrote in the air a memento, which ran in lurid hieroglyphics all along the house-front, between the upper and lower row of windows, ’Like it if you can!
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • I gave you mementos, smart emerald garters far above your station.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Fifi had already decided on her baby doll and Carla was going through her private box of jewelry and mementos.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • Perhaps it was because he wished to claim a memento of that bloody conflict.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Another Latin expression that was widely quoted was ’memento mori,’ which means ’Remember that you must die.’
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • How strangers at the crash site had gathered all of her treasured mementos, where they’d been scattered across the highway, and returned them to her.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • He shoved the mementos of his immortality into a few cardboard boxes and hid these in a closet.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • The old gravestones are still there, weathered, eroding, with their skulls and crossed bones, memento mori, their dough-faced angels, their winged hourglasses to remind us of the passing of mortal time, and, from a later century, their urns and willow trees, for mourning.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Some of them I’d taught how to write their names, so this is a real memento of my time here.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Reinhold Messner The Crystal Horizon n my backpack was a banner from Outside magazine, a small pennant emblazoned with a whimsical lizard that Linda, my wife, had sewn, and some other mementos with which I’d intended to pose for a series of triumphant photos.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • It was a dreary memento of the fierce struggle that had taken place in this last foothold of the Indian warriors.
    Washington Irving  --  The Devil and Tom Walker
  • It breaks my heart to think of leaving this house and the little things that we’ve gathered through the years—all those irreplaceable mementos—our books and paintings—the azalea plants, my white iris.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • On the planked boardwalk, couples and families passed by holding ice-cream cones or bags filled with tourist mementos.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • There was a pair of shredded undershorts with lipstick markings, perhaps a memento of the Grayview Motel.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • And the lock of hair—that too I had always carried about me in the same pocket-book, which was now searched by Madam with the most ingratiating virulence,—the dear lock—all, every memento was torn from me.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Aziz was a memento, a trophy, they were proud of each other, yet they must inevitably part.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • She ran then, carrying his knowledge, but her belt fell off and he kept it as a memento.
    Toni Morrison  --  Sula
  • She felt giddy at finding this small treasure, a memento from her adolescent past.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
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