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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
While Stewart and Crystal reminisced about the actor’s accomplishments, De Niro interrupted and told the men to wrap it up.
The two men would meet for coffee, discuss world history and reminisce about Barcelona, where both had lived.
Cooper, who returns to town for a two-way headlining gig with Deep Purple, reminisced about his Queen City digs, as well as the Cincinnati Pop Festival, a 1970 event at Crosley Field.
There was no room, but plenty of time to reminisce.
Smithsonian Board of Regents member David Rubenstein spoke with Brokaw, encouraging reminisces about his 50-year journalism career and how a small-town rookie reporter became a household name.
In honor of Keeping Up With the Kardashians' 10-year anniversary, E! invited the Kardashian clan and executive producer Ryan Seacrest to reminisce about the last decade of Kardashian craziness.
Tomlin also reminisced about her father, who worked at a factory, and her mother, who was a nurse's aide.
Conan O'Brien also reminisced with guest Chris Hardwick, who first saw Rivers perform at age 4 in Las Vegas.
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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
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