memory lane

noun

: 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 legendary action star marked his 70th birthday Sunday with an Instagram post showing off some throwback photos, taking a stroll down memory lane, and reassuring any fans worried about his health. Shania Russell, EW.com, 8 Apr. 2024 Kris Jenner reminisces on Easter celebrations with throwback photos Kris Jenner took a trip down memory lane with a series of throwback photos on Instagram Saturday. USA TODAY, 31 Mar. 2024 Dakota Fanning is taking a trip down memory lane with her sister Elle Fanning! Dakota, who recently celebrated her 30th birthday, appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Monday to discuss her recent birthday and upcoming Netflix series Ripley. Tommy McArdle, Peoplemag, 26 Mar. 2024 Eva Mendes is taking a trip down memory lane, all the way back to working with her now-husband Ryan Gosling for the first time. Carly Thomas, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Mar. 2024 Wendy's is taking customers on a trip down memory lane with its latest Frosty. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 25 Mar. 2024 But everyone loves a walk down memory lane—even Mark Zuckerberg. Bychris Morris, Fortune, 21 Mar. 2024 Joel McHale is taking a not-so-fond trip down memory lane. Lauren Huff, EW.com, 11 Mar. 2024 But not every former member of Abby Lee Miller’s elite dance team has agreed to take a stroll down memory lane. Shania Russell, EW.com, 6 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of memory lane was in 1903

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“Memory lane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/memory%20lane. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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