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
Heaven’s Gate manages to tap into two trends: the current wave of 90s nostalgia (I, Tonya, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Roseanne) and the amateur detective craze that’s made true crime podcasts so popular.
But tourist trains are mostly thriving, drawing families and railroad enthusiasts for scenic rides aboard historical, restored cars that trigger a nostalgia for older riders and fascination with an uncommon, unique mode of transportation for kids.
From the start, Anderson’s characters have been cursed with a delusional nostalgia.
Wiecker said the German folk dance holds a particular nostalgia for her because of her grandfather's recollection of stories of watching his parents dance.
In short order, this and his agrarian subject matter combined with a national mood of restive nostalgia to make Wood a paladin—routinely yoked with the Missourian Thomas Hart Benton and the Kansan John Steuart Curry—of anti-modernist regionalism.
The 5,200 square foot, Gothic Revival-style home lies just a block away from the historic commercial center of Louisville, GA and is on the market for just $15,000—a small price to pay for such a hefty dose of old-house nostalgia.
The podcasts are evergreen, satisfying the clear demand for nostalgia, the industry’s beloved past.
Today's students may be unaware of the role of the locker in high school lore, but for earlier generations, the news of its impending disappearance is cause for 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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