memory lane


Definition of memory lane

: an imaginary path through the nostalgically remembered past usually used in such phrases as a walk down memory lane

Examples of memory lane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The two actors continued down memory lane for a little bit, noting that Gossip Girl was indicative of its time. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Penn Badgley Just Told Some Funny Stories About When He and Blake Lively Dated," 30 June 2020 Host Chris Harrison takes fans for a walk down Bachelor Nation’s memory lane, revisiting the most passionate proposals, crushing heartbreaks and memorable meltdowns in the show’s 18-year history. oregonlive, "The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons – Ever! on ABC | Episode 3 time, TV channel, how to watch free live stream online," 23 June 2020 Traynor gives patrons a trip, or sip, down memory lane with drinks like the Rockin Rodeo ($12 for 2 servings, $24 for 4-5) made with Larceny Bourbon, Amaro Ciociaro, lemon, apple, brown butter syrup and bitters. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Here are 22 restaurants and bars with to-go cocktails around metro Phoenix," 22 June 2020 Penn’s trip down memory lane was prompted by an upcoming Fast Times at Ridgemont High virtual table read, taking place to raise money for his nonprofit, CORE. Ally Mauch,, "Sean Penn Recalls Why His Fast Times at Ridgemont High Audition Went 'Terribly'," 18 June 2020 Down memory lane Previous SlideNext Slide That first two-year experiment produced mixed results. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Review: Revisit the controversial Biosphere 2 project with Spaceship Earth," 25 May 2020 The special event will include a walk down Fixer Upper memory lane, as well as a first look at the couple's upcoming Magnolia Network. Tierney Mcafee, Country Living, "Clear Your Sunday Schedule: Chip and Joanna Gaines Are Hosting a 4-Hour TV Special," 24 Apr. 2020 The gathering used history—in this case, a good old-fashioned trip down music’s memory lane—to re-imagine and redefine social distancing, considered critical to stop the spread of COVID-19. Tasneem Alsultan, National Geographic, "THE BEST OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX," 23 Mar. 2020 For the rest of us, Capital is mostly a tour down memory lane, a reminder of how one system of wealth-accumulation evolved into another and so on over the years. John Defore, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Capital in the Twenty-First Century': Film Review," 30 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of memory lane

1903, in the meaning defined above

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4 Jul 2020

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“Memory lane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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