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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
The announcement of this new kit has led some to reminisce about the purple kit which was used by the team six years ago.
And to reminisce about the introspective young adult drama that tracked the coming-of-age journey of college student Felicity Porter, played by Keri Russell, and her group of friends.
Students would sign each other’s books with little musings or poems, or stories to reminisce about the time spent together.
But before that, the anchor and his team had a lot to reminisce about.
The group gathered to reminisce Wednesday prior to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit's 30th anniversary celebration at Methodist Hospital Northlake, 600 Grant St., Gary, where Vernon Parr was born.
Meanwhile, inside the home dugout, Bud Black was pulled in two directions: asked to reminisce about a glorious time in local history, forced to dredge up the agonizing past.
Their house is bright, with skylights and a big kitchen island, around which the Burnhams gathered to reminisce.
Groups of people start making their way back to the bus, while some remain outside, reminiscing.
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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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