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reminiscence

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Definition something remembered from the past; or the act of remembering it
  • Her best-selling reminiscences of life in rural Mississippi.
  • There were many tears, but afterward the house rang with laughter as the reminiscences and stories started.
    David Almond  --  Kit's Wilderness
  • reminiscences = things remembered from the past
  • [He loses himself in reminiscences.]
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • reminiscences = things remembered from the past
  • This brings up one of my Southern reminiscences, which I will here briefly relate.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • And if you want to cut off the flow of his reminiscences abruptly, you can always do so by asking if there weren't three manuscript books in the story.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • He anticipated Father Latour's every wish, shared his reflections, cherished his reminiscences.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • She ran a hand slowly through her hair, lost in reminiscence.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • He sips at his sherry, wipes his lips daintily, smiles a smile of gentle reminiscence.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • I only wish to talk a while, pass a moment or two in friendly reminiscence.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • With such reminiscences I repeopled the woods and lulled myself asleep.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • They are reminiscences of the Christminster Colleges.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • She had a way of her own of saying things, which spiced her reminiscences of the village and of her springtime.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Thus in this town I didn't see anything familiar, except in reminiscence—as when those Russians made me remember Grandma Lausch.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • But Teccam claims that out of all the spirits, only wine is suited to reminiscence.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Bobbie tried to let herself be cheered by this heartening reminiscence.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • "Well, I'd like to see either of 'em he'p theirselves!" returned Pap Himes with a reminiscence of his former manner.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • All were engrossed in early-night reminiscences about dreams, figures, premonitions.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • There was no choice next morning but to turn in my private reminiscence of Belleville.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • They were hand in hand now, and the past, the future, reminiscences and dreams, all were confounded in the sweetness of this ecstasy.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • I don't want any unfresh reminiscences this morning, buddy," Zooey said, and resumed looking out of the window.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey

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