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remembrance

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1 a particular act or instance of recalling or the thing remembered
  • a happy couple with many fond remembrances of when they were dating in college

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2 something that serves to keep alive the memory of a person or event
  • she gave her boyfriend on the eve of his military service one of her lockets as a remembrance of their abiding affection

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3 the power or process of recalling what has been previously learned or experienced
  • remembrance will wane with age

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memory, remembrance, recollection, reminiscence mean the capacity for or the act of remembering, or the thing remembered. memory applies both to the power of remembering and to what is remembered. gifted with a remarkable memory that incident was now just a distant memory remembrance applies to the act of remembering or the fact of being remembered. any remembrance of his deceased wife was painful recollection adds an implication of consciously bringing back to mind often with some effort. after a moment's recollection he produced the name reminiscence suggests the recalling of usually pleasant incidents, experiences, or feelings from a remote past. my grandmother's reminiscences of her Iowa girlhood

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The first known use of remembrance was in the 14th century

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“Remembrance.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/remembrance. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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