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nostalgia
used in The Namesake

4 uses
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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
  • She speaks with nostalgia of the years her family had spent in England,
    Chapter 8 (78% in)
nostalgia = longing for something past
  • He didn't want to attend his father's alma mater, and live in an apartment in Central Square as his parents once had, and revisit the streets about which his parents speak nostalgically.
    Chapter 6 (4% in)
  • He feels no nostalgia for the vacations he's spent with his family, and he realizes now that they were never really true vacations at all.
    Chapter 6 (91% in)
  • It is a cafe they've been to before, and he feels the slight nostalgia it is sometimes possible to feel at the end of an extended stay in a foreign place, taking in the details that will soon evaporate from his mind: the surly waiter who has served them both times, the view of the shops across the street, the green and yellow straw chairs.
    Chapter 9 (58% in)

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