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Word: reminiscence

Definition: recollection; V. reminisce: recollect the past


Sentences Containing 'reminiscence'

How now in the contemplative evening of his days, the pious Bildad reconciled these things in the reminiscence, I do not know; but it did not seem to concern him much, and very probably he had long since come to the sage and sensible conclusion that a man's religion is one thing, and this practical world quite another.
In the absence of further statistics, I beg to close this chapter with one more reminiscence of`Stephen.'
It deals with reminiscence upon youth and romantic idealism.
Its instability startled me extremely, and I had a queer reminiscence of the childish days when I used to be forbidden to meddle.
Kitty Empire of "The Observer" called it "brooding R" and noted its reminiscence of "Try Again" by American R singer, Aaliyah.
No man drew more largely upon experience than he did, and he has nowhere left a single reminiscence of student life-for the "Tia Fingida," if it be his, is not one--nothing, not even "a college joke," to show that he remembered days that most men remember best.
The lake, as I have hinted, was to a considerable depth exceedingly transparent; and as human infants while suckling will calmly and fixedly gaze away from the breast, as if leading two different lives at the time; and while yet drawing mortal nourishment, be still spiritually feasting upon some unearthly reminiscence;--even so did the young of these whales seem looking up towards us, but not at us, as if we were but a bit of Gulfweed in their new-born sight.
The middle part has the key element of Lennon's lyrics is the reminiscence of childhood; "When I was a boy everything was right/ Everything was right", a foil to the chaotic feelings of knowing "What it's like to be dead".
Though Metzinger and Gleizes hesitate to do away with nature entirely: 'Nevertheless, let us admit that the reminiscence of natural forms cannot be absolutely banished; as yet, at all events.
Visit the Navy Yard, and behold a marine, such a man as an American government can make, or such as it can make a man with its black arts--a mere shadow and reminiscence of humanity, a man laid out alive and standing, and already, as one may say, buried under arms with funeral accompaniment, though it may be, "Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note, As his corse to the rampart we hurried; Not a soldier discharged his farewell shot O'er the grave where our hero was buried."

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