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 the film, which has been touring the festival circuit before making its theatrical debut on June 8, doesn’t traffic in nostalgia.
The nostalgia-heavy kicks feature a suede upper with black and red detailing as well as a Cactus Jack Records logo (Scott’s label) on the back heel.
Tickets for trains, planes and buses headed home are sold at a busy Greek travel agency festooned with nostalgia-inducing posters of the Parthenon and the sunny Aegean Islands.
Waterbeds were never completely gone but became more of a niche or nostalgia product.
Some displays play off the nostalgia factor (Remember Green Hornet? Electra Woman and Dyna Girl on a console TV?), some are inspiring and some are burn off kids’ excess energy.
Lumberville, a sleepy river town in Bucks County, hasn’t changed much in the past few decades and WHYY has all the nostalgia-inducing photos to prove it.
Within minutes 25,000 tickets were snatched up by nostalgia-hungry Domers.
These arguments do align with the president’s fact-free, nostalgia-heavy view of retail, real estate, and the world in general.
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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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