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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
Morrow, meanwhile, reminisced about his days at Jefferson.
His friends still brag about that night like middle-aged men reminiscing about college.
Each writer reminisces about growing up in a household in which a mother (or grandmother) held an influential role in the cultural education of the children.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the cast reminisced about filming the finale.
They were then invited to walk the halls, tour classrooms and reminisce about their time at the school, which began as Weatherford Junior High School in 1967.
When Chris Barbuschak filled the glass display cabinet at the City of Fairfax Regional Library with Hot Shoppes memorabilia, a funny thing happened: People stopped to reminisce about the hometown restaurant chain.
Later in the evening, as the party continued with candies, cheeses, pastries and more desserts placed on food stations surrounding the plaza, Smits and Wanda De Jesus reminisced about their years-ago move to Los Angeles.
During August 2008, GeekDad writers were reminiscing about our Bad Dad moments as being parents.
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Did You Know?
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
back-formation from reminiscence
First Known Use: 1829
Synonym Discussion of 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
: to talk or think about things in the past
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