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Examples of reminisce in a Sentence
- Ray pauses to point out the Whisky a Go Go, on Sunset Boulevard, and reminisces about the night Elvis Presley went there to see the Kinks play. —David Wild, Rolling Stone, 13 May 1993
- When relatives reminisce about my great-grandfather, they almost always precede it with some reference to his affection for me. —Donna Tartt, Harper's, July 1992
- We had apple fritters, roast chicken, an enormous lunch, with Mrs. Truman talkative, easy, and the President reminiscing and telling jokes. —Lady Bird Johnson 2 Sept. 1965,, A White House Diary, 1970
He reminisced with old buddies at his high school reunion.
She reminisced about her time in Europe.
Recent Examples of reminisce from the Web
One of Microsoft’s longtime designers reminisced about the company’s product flops during the Build developer conference.
The sudden closure was met with swift backlash from longtime moviegoers, many of whom reached out to the Observer to reminisce about their time at the theater, from date nights to premiers to high school jobs.
Author Anna Quindlen reminisced about her time as a reporter for the Home News of New Brunswick, now the Home News Tribune, and about the need for a free press.
For a group of women in their 70s, Seattle’s Opening Day boating festivities was a chance to reminisce about their own rowing histories.
Orlando resident Caitlin Larkin, an NSYNC superfan, reminisces about the heyday of the boy band, Thursday, April 26, 2018.
Family members and friends reminisced about Da'Ron growing up and playing T-Ball in Irondale.
Customers still come in to reminisce about learning the value of money from the Owner or spending time with some of our veterans at the bar.
Tim Southers got a lot of in-the-know folks to reminisce for Motorsport.com.
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What Comes to Mind When Thinking of reminisce?
Reminisce and its relative reminiscence come from the mind—that is to say, they come from the Latin word for "mind," which is mens. A root related to mens teamed up with the prefix re- to create the Latin verb reminisci ("to remember"), an ancestor of both words. Reminisce is one of several English verbs starting with re- that mean "to bring an image or idea from the past into the mind." Others in this group include remember, recall, remind, and recollect. Reminisce distinguishes itself from the others by implying a casual recalling of experiences long past, often with a sense of nostalgia.
Synonym Discussion of reminisce
- remembers that day as though it were yesterday
- as near as I can recollect
- can't recall the words of the song
- that reminds me of a story
- old college friends like to reminisce
REMINISCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reminisce for English Language Learners
: to talk, think, or write about things that happened in the past
REMINISCE Defined for Kids
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