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memento

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Definition an object kept as a reminder of a past event or place
  • She gave it to him to keep as a memento of their trip together.
  • 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
  • mementoes = objects kept as a reminder of past events or places
  • Aziz was a memento, a trophy, they were proud of each other, yet they must inevitably part.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • I decided not just to keep the book as a memento, but to actually read it.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • 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
  • Commonly, a memento of combat kept only to stir the memory.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • "Memento mori," said these glances.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • But there are no mementos-not as such.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • I don't want it to be a relic, something that just sits on the shelf as some sort of memento to Allie and me.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • 'Well, well," he says, "this is quite a little memento."
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • She ran then, carrying his knowledge, but her belt fell off and he kept it as a memento.
    Toni Morrison  --  Sula
  • I documented the many mementoes and notes that filled the gravel parking lot.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • It was an odd memento, but it was one that for a fleeting instant had given him hope.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • When the mothers left their children, they often left a memento for the child: a lock of the mother's hair, an earring, or a lace glove.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • Hazel put the gold prospecting sign back over her mementos.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • I must give you a memento to take with you.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  Hedda Gabler
  • There was a pair of shredded undershorts with lipstick markings, perhaps a memento of the Grayview Motel.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • 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
  • 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
  • They are fond of dramatic gestures, and invariably leave behind some taunting memento.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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