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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
All living castmembers of the UPN sitcom sat down on a set designed to look like the Mitchell family's kitchen and reminisced about the beloved television show.
In one mesmerizing scene, Eric reminisces about an awful inferno in which a bear came running out of the forest - completely engulfed in flames.
Extend the feel-good emotions by looking at photos and reminiscing with travel companions.
There are very few stories worth breaking a long streak of no contact for to reminisce about.
Those former workers – some of whom just worked a season or two at the park – still reminisce on social media about their time working for the man at AstroWorld.
The Owensboro Catholic basketball coach was reminiscing from a rostrum Tuesday afternoon at Hillvue Heights Baptist Church, standing a few feet above and just behind the extra-long casket containing his lifelong hero.
Moyer began by reminiscing about one of the first days the cast shot in Merlotte’s Bar, the local watering hole and restaurant where Lafayette worked.
After all, what guy doesn't want to reminisce about his unabashed love for Pikachu, Charizard, and Blastoise in the '90s?
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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
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