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reminiscence
used in War and Peace

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Definition
something remembered from the past; or the act of remembering it
  • The little princess, plump and rosy, was sitting in an easy chair with her work in her hands, talking incessantly, repeating Petersburg reminiscences and even phrases.
    Book One — 1805 (97% in)
  • She met Prince Vasili with that playful manner often employed by lively chatty people, and consisting in the assumption that between the person they so address and themselves there are some semi-private, long-established jokes and amusing reminiscences, though no such reminiscences really exist—just as none existed in this case.
    Book Three — 1805 (23% in)
  • She met Prince Vasili with that playful manner often employed by lively chatty people, and consisting in the assumption that between the person they so address and themselves there are some semi-private, long-established jokes and amusing reminiscences, though no such reminiscences really exist—just as none existed in this case.
    Book Three — 1805 (23% in)
  • Mademoiselle Bourienne also shared them and even Princess Mary felt herself pleasantly made to share in these merry reminiscences.
    Book Three — 1805 (24% in)
  • The strains of the polonaise, which had continued for a considerable time, had begun to sound like a sad reminiscence to Natasha's ears.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (58% in)
  • What she drew from the guitar would have had no meaning for other listeners, but in her imagination a whole series of reminiscences arose from those sounds.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (67% in)
  • Sonya, as always, did not quite keep pace with them, though they shared the same reminiscences.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (72% in)
  • And he went on to inquiries about the Grand Duke and the state of his health, and to reminiscences of the gay and amusing times he had spent with him in Naples.
    Book Nine — 1812 (16% in)
  • Balashev involuntarily flushed with pleasure at the aptitude of this reply, but hardly had he uttered the word Poltava before Caulaincourt began speaking of the badness of the road from Petersburg to Moscow and of his Petersburg reminiscences.
    Book Nine — 1812 (28% in)
  • They spoke of personal reminiscences, of amusing scenes they had witnessed during the campaign, and avoided all talk of their present situation.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (76% in)

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