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
But unlike other past-their-commercial-prime acts that occupied the stages Thursday afternoon and evening, Sweet isn’t trapped in the amber of nostalgia.
Tell me this doesn't give you a twinge of nostalgia.
There’s a sense of nostalgia now for the times when Beyoncé’s father, Matthew Knowles, was much more involved in her career.
For a gut punch of nostalgia, consider that Saturday morning cartoons are now largely a thing of the past.
Pop-culture touchpoints mingle with quirky offerings like Dr. Dude and His Excellent Ray, drawing kids of all ages looking for a radical dose of nostalgia.
Of course, this sense of nostalgia is totally ahistoric.
Yet this form of nostalgia remains surprisingly common.
Classic-rock radio wouldn’t exist without that kind of nostalgia.
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NOSTALGIA Defined for English Language Learners
: pleasure and sadness that is caused by remembering something from the past and wishing that you could experience it again
NOSTALGIA Defined for Kids
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