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nostalgia
used in Oryx and Crake

5 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
  • He pees on the grasshoppers, watches with nostalgia as they whir away.
    p. 372.2
  • He watches them with envy, or is it nostalgia?
    p. 6.4
  • Already it felt like old time's sake, already it felt like nostalgia — something they were too grown-up for, like middle-aged guys cruising the pleebland teeny clubs.
    p. 89.5
  • And though various older forms had dragged on — the TV sitcom, the rock video — their audience was ancient and their appeal mostly nostalgic.
    p. 187.5
  • "Hi there, cork—nut," said Crake, and nostalgia swept through Jimmy like sudden hunger.
    p. 198.9

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