from memory


: without reading or looking at notes
She delivered the speech (entirely) from memory.
She can recite from memory the capitals of all the states of the U.S.

Examples of from memory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The machine might have faded from memory, but its influence on the evolution of computing technology cannot be denied. IEEE Spectrum, 16 Apr. 2024 What to Look for in a Seat Cushion for Lower Back Pain Material: Seat cushions for lower back pain are usually made from memory foam or gel. Danielle Zoellner, Verywell Health, 8 Apr. 2024 As the scandal faded from memory, then-Chief Daryl Gates became obsessed with asserting the department as a law enforcement leader on the world stage, Felker-Kantor said. Libor Jany, Los Angeles Times, 27 Mar. 2024 MacFarlane is also planning to view the upcoming eclipse, then rebuild the scene from memory back in her New York City studio. Elissaveta M. Brandon, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Apr. 2024 Editors’ Picks The realization coincided with a special delivery from Yamaha — an upright Disklavier, a cyborg piano that is wired to play itself from memory or from a laptop’s input that a pianist can simultaneously play. Grayson Haver Currin, New York Times, 25 Mar. 2024 Auden, at 34, rumpled and eccentric, awed Hayden by reciting poems from memory in German and Latin. Tom Stanton, Detroit Free Press, 23 Mar. 2024 Training all staff to recognize the signs of dementia and to interact appropriately with people suffering from memory loss could help prevent walkaways. Steven Rich, Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2023 And Trump, too, often appears to suffer from memory lapses. Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times, 10 Feb. 2024

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“From memory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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