Examples of nostalgia in a Sentence
- To dwell even fitfully on the past, for James, was to risk crippling nostalgia; the past was the shadow side of will and therefore must be rejected. —Jackson Lears, Nation, 26 Feb. 2007
- My own feelings were that since I'd jettisoned employment, marriage, nostalgia and swampy regret, I was now rightfully a man aquiver with possibility and purpose … —Richard Ford, Independence Day, 1995
- … the script is written in advance, around the uplifting themes of our civic religion: reconciliation, patriotism, self-sacrifice, the bond of leader and little guy, nostalgia for what is inevitably called "a simpler time." —Katha Pollitt, Nation, 22 May 1995
- Nevertheless, if one understands the nostalgia for war which marked these years of his break with America, it still remains a nostalgia that is empyreal and histrionic. Only once in his career did MacArthur lead as small a body of men as a company—one somehow feels that the idea of MacArthur, even as a boy, in command of anything less than a division verges on the ludicrous … —William Styron, "MacArthur," 8 Oct. 1964, in This Quiet Dust and Other Writings, 1982
A wave of nostalgia swept over me when I saw my childhood home.
He was filled with nostalgia for his college days.
Recent Examples of nostalgia from the Web
This return to an earlier era of Washington scandal will be an exercise in nostalgia for some viewers, a revelation to others and a cautionary tale to many.
So — were any passersby on Saturday tempted to shell out for a piece of Soviet-era nostalgia?
Welcome to Strikes, Spares & Spirits, where nostalgia is always in style.
Like Karhu itself, the Synchron Classic might not inspire a ton of nostalgia stateside.
When civilization is at stake, nostalgia over television sure feels like a triviality.
Call 630-260-8274 or go to fdmuseum.org/event/cantigny-catapult-contest/. '80s nostalgia: The Lost Boys Halloween show with Corey Feldman will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Arcada Theatre.
The curated experience is sure to be a shot of nostalgia for anyone missing the '00s—an era that may have just barely past but already feels foreign in the age of curated Instagram and Twitter accounts.
None of this has produced nostalgia for Barack Obama, or regret that Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election.
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