toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

nostalgia
used in The Lords of Discipline

3 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
happiness that come with the memory of good times combined with a hint of sadness that those times are over
  • Perhaps it was because my family had no nostalgia for the past, no sense of responsibility to uphold a proud and carefully wrought tradition.
    Chapter 3.25 (37% in)
  • The Tradd—St. Croix house evoked a mythic, possessive nostalgia from the reverent crowds who walked single file through its hushed, candle-lit interior each April during the annual spring tour of homes, for it was emblematic of the most remarkable instincts of that form-possessed society.
    Chapter 1.2 (19% in)
  • A chandelier, the most famous in South Carolina, hung like a brilliant crystal stalactite from the ceiling, and the smell of furniture polish gave a permanent, opulent odor to the room, a perfume of endurance and nostalgia.
    Chapter 3.25 (31% in)

There are no more uses of "nostalgia" in The Lords of Discipline.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®