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 There was Julianna Margulies, Clooney’s ER cast mate, to walk everyone down memory lane. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Tilda Swinton, Kyle Chandler, Tiffany Boone, and More Honored George Clooney at the MoMA Film Benefit," 8 Dec. 2020 Romance factor: This is definitely a sweet walk down memory lane after a little too much Christmas punch. Gena Kaufman, Glamour, "27 Christmas Love Songs, Ranked in Terms of Their Mistletoe Potential," 2 Dec. 2020 Tyree Johnson happily passed on a stroll down memory lane concerning the Aggies’ recent division series with Auburn. Brent Zwerneman,, "In battle of offensive minds, Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher expects twists from Auburn, Gus Malzahn," 30 Nov. 2020 There's just one crucial thing missing from our jaunt down memory lane to Capeside: that iconic theme song. Andrea Park, Marie Claire, "Why Is the 'Dawson's Creek' Theme Song Different on Netflix?," 13 Nov. 2020 Thank you for your letter and for taking me on my own trip down memory lane. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, "Dear Abby: Wife is done being messenger between husband and his mom," 18 Oct. 2020 My quixotic walk down memory lane uncovered one final point worth sharing. Mike Kerrigan, WSJ, "The Constitution Makes Beautiful Music," 14 Oct. 2020 The track from her new eponymous album ALICIA takes a stroll down memory lane of all the times Keys has appeased the people in her life while eventually finding her way back to her true self. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Alicia Keys Brings Bebe Rexha Out to 'Gramercy Park' for 'The Late Late Show' Drive-In Concert," 24 Sep. 2020 There's not much time for extended detours down memory lane, alas, because the situation is so dire. Brian Lowry, CNN, "David Attenborough offers his 'witness statement,' and a warning, in 'A Life on Our Planet'," 2 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of memory lane

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of memory lane was in 1903

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19 Dec 2020

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“Memory lane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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