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
The show about the Land camera, loaded with lots of nostalgia-inducing art and artifacts, developed a following quickly.
GreenRiver’s list is organized by ingredients in the base spirit (corn, rye, and wheat for whiskeys, grapes and apples for brandies, and so on), and with typical Dead Rabbit aplomb, inspired by history and nostalgia.
Bag of Eminems Because early 2000s nostalgia is a real thing.
There’s nostalgia in Trump’s rhetoric — critics would call it fantasy.
That latter exhibit led to a collaboration between Harkins and Olen and Matt James, the creator of the popular tabloid nostalgia blog popculturediedin2009, reports Bonnie Wertheim of the New York Times.
Goo Goos, unfairly pigeonholed as a mere nostalgia candy, could hardly be more modern.
The creators described their plot as a love affair with pop culture seasoned with the nostalgia of gummy bears, Yogi Bear, Care Bears, Country Bears, Berenstain Bears and Winnie the Pooh.
Paris Hilton appears to have been hit by a powerful wave of early 2000s nostalgia.
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Origin and Etymology of nostalgia
First Known Use: 1729See Words from the same year
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Definition of nostalgia for English Language Learners
: pleasure and sadness that is caused by remembering something from the past and wishing that you could experience it again
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