think back

phrasal verb

thought back; thinking back; thinks back
: to think about something that happened in the past
often + to
Thinking back to my childhood, I remember summers at the beach.
Think back to that night. What were you doing?

Examples of think back in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Taylor Hanson seems to get nostalgic when thinking back to the early days of his band Hanson—and of social media. Marisa Whitaker, SPIN, 7 June 2024 And for reference on that last point, just think back to the trade deadline, when ownership was a catalyst in pushing to move PJ Washington to Dallas in the deal that brought back Grant Williams and Seth Curry. Roderick Boone, Charlotte Observer, 3 June 2024 Some trace Pakistan’s embrace of conspiratorial thinking back to the Mughal emperors of the 16th and 17th centuries, whose reigns consolidated Islam in South Asia and were full of palace intrigue. Christina Goldbaum, New York Times, 19 May 2024 The writer, actor, musician and comedian is still thinking back fondly to his time acting in some of the biggest kids' shows of the 90s. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 10 May 2024 However, the experience Anderson, Moore and other Kings players have gained over the last two seasons in the playoffs has Robitaille thinking back to the Kings’ first Stanley Cup championship team in 2012. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2024 When thinking back on all the characters in the Walking Dead‘s history, the collective season five series regulars are the ones who all come to mind. Josh Wigler, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Mar. 2024 When asked to name writers with these kinds of transformative agendas, many of us would think back to the nineteenth century, to Tolstoy and Dickens and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Nathan Jeffers, Hazlitt, 28 Feb. 2024 And think back to that being a thing in a community. Pete Grathoff, Kansas City Star, 21 Feb. 2024

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“Think back.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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