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an object kept as a reminder of a past event or place
  • He studied the spots and lines, the blackish ruffles in the chest cavity, while his fellow viewer gazed tirelessly at Joachim's sepulchral form, his dry bones, his bare scaffolding, his gaunt memento mori.
    5.2 - My God, I See It! (91% in)
  • But the trundling year definitely promised decisive changes very soon, for it had now been six weeks since the night of Mardi Gras, when Hans Castorp had borrowed a pencil from Frau Chauchat—and given it back to her, though only after first asking for some little memento, which he now carried in his pocket— a time twice as long as Hans Castorp had originally intended to stay up here.
    6.1 - Changes (13% in)
  • ...back to his room and out onto the balcony, from where he could catch another glimpse of the sleigh as it made its jingling way down the approach road toward Dorf; then he threw himself in his chair, and from his breast pocket he pulled his memento—not reddish-brown pencil shavings this time, but a little plate of glass in a narrow frame, which had to be held up to the light for him to see what was there: the portrait of Clavdia's interior, without a face, but revealing the organs of...
    6.1 - Changes (19% in)
  • The next morning she gave almost everyone in the dining hall a colorful box of konfekti as a memento and then left on her little trip with the two girls.
    6.1 - Changes (69% in)
  • And when the memory of it came back to him, its vivid clarity stayed within normal, healthy bounds; and then Hans Castorp would pull from his breast pocket the glass memento that he kept in a heavy envelope he carried in his wallet—a little rectangle, which when held parallel to the ground was a black, opaque, reflective surface, but when held up to the sky, grew light and revealed very humanistic things: the transparent picture of a human body, with rib cage, the outline of the heart,...
    6.3 - The City of God and Evil Deliverance (10% in)
  • Was it any wonder, then, that his skittish heart stopped and did a somersault whenever he looked at this memento?
    6.3 - The City of God and Evil Deliverance (11% in)
  • Well, there were and are a great many mementos of Egypt in Freemasonry, and among its secret societies were some that used the name Eleusinian.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (34% in)
  • As it was, for the last several weeks the group's social activities had been restricted by the poor health of their chief, the great Pieter Peeperkorn, whose malign memento of the tropics refused to respond to either the exceptional climate or the antidotes prescribed by as excellent a physician as Director Behrens.
    7.5 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Conclusion) (5% in)

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