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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
Most grew up and moved away, but about a dozen family members came back this weekend to reminisce and swap stories about Groves’ legacy and memories of growing up in Edwardsville.
In last night's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jessica Biel and Jimmy reminisced about breaking into a house during their Memorial Day vacation in the Hamptons.
Yes, there’s also rotisserie chicken for those who’d rather only reminisce about frying.
Mr Duterte reminisces fondly about the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos and seems to crave dictatorial power himself.
On the one hand, teams are wrapping up their playing seasons, competing in their final games and tournaments, holding their end-of-year parties and reminiscing about the season that was.
Part of our birthday ritual is to reminisce about our friendship over the years.
Contreras admits to not having the best memory, but likes to reminisce about his images.
Rodolff said the two have probably been in touch more during the last five years, whether reminiscing or helping someone out with information.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of reminisce
First Known Use: 1829See Words from the same year
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
Definition of reminisce for Students
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