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Definition happiness that come with the memory of good times combined with a hint of sadness that those times are over
  • The music makes me feel nostalgic.
nostalgic = with a longing for something past
  • My parents are sometimes nostalgic about their college days.
  • nostalgic = with a longing for something past
  • Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
    Peter De Vries
  • But it isn't mere homesickness or nostalgia that has Laila thinking of Kabul so much these days.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • nostalgia = longing for something past
  • All of this felt particularly sweet in these last days, as the nostalgia that kicks in at the end of any meaningful experience had started to affect us.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • nostalgia = longing for something past
  •   Gus said, "I wish we had that swing set sometimes."
      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
  • nostalgia = longing for something past
  • Liesel, in the dusty dimness, shrugged off her feelings of nostalgia.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • nostalgia = longing for something past
  • We sometimes look through our collection nostalgically, the way other families look through old photos.
    Nicola Yoon  --  Everything, Everything
  • nostalgically = longing for something past
  • This was such a perfect friend moment, it made her feel kind of melancholy and nostalgic.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • nostalgic = longing for something past
  • Older people often looked back nostalgically to the days of the last wali.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • nostalgically = longing for something past
  • She speaks with nostalgia of the years her family had spent in England,
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • nostalgia = longing for something past
  • "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
  • nostalgia = longing for something from the past
  • 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
  • nostalgic = with a longing for something past
  • Suddenly I was nostalgic for something I'd never known.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • nostalgic = longing for something in the past
  • "They're not my sheep anymore," he said to himself, without nostalgia.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • nostalgia = longing for the way things were
  • 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
  • nostalgic = with fond memory of the past
  • 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
  • nostalgia = longing for something past
  • [She sings nostalgically:]
    Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim  --  Westside Story
  • nostalgically = with a longing for something past
  • Now, the truth is, that tape recorder was more than nostalgia.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • nostalgia = longing for something in the past
  • ...he found nothing that seemed worthy of his nostalgia.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
nostalgia = sentimental memories

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