remembrance

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n remembrance the ability to recall past occurrences
    • n remembrance a recognition of meritorious service
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Remembrance Power of remembering; reach of personal knowledge; period over which one's memory extends. "Thee I have heard relating what was done
      Ere my remembrance ."
    • Remembrance Something remembered; a person or thing kept in memory.
    • Remembrance Something to be remembered; counsel; admonition; instruction.
    • Remembrance That which serves to keep in or bring to mind; a memorial; a token; a memento; a souvenir; a memorandum or note of something to be remembered. "And on his breast a bloody cross he bore,
      The dear remembrance of his dying Lord."
      "Keep this remembrance for thy Julia's sake."
    • Remembrance The act of remembering; a holding in mind, or bringing to mind; recollection. "Lest fierce remembrance wake my sudden rage.""Lest the remembrance of his grief should fail."
    • Remembrance The state of being remembered, or held in mind; memory; recollection. "This, ever grateful, in remembrance bear."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n remembrance The act of remembering; the keeping of a thing in mind or recalling it to mind; a revival in the mind or memory.
    • n remembrance The power or faculty of remembering; memory; also, the limit of time over which the memory extends.
    • n remembrance The state of being remembered; the state of being held honorably in memory.
    • n remembrance That which is remembered; a recollection.
    • n remembrance That which serves to bring to or keep in mind.
    • n remembrance An account preserved; a memorandum or note to preserve or assist the memory; a record; mention.
    • n remembrance A monument; a memorial.
    • n remembrance A token by which one is kept in the memory; a keep-sake.
    • n remembrance The state of being mindful; thought; regard; consideration; notice of something absent.
    • n remembrance Admonition; reminder.
    • n remembrance =Syn. 1, 2, and Recollection, Reminiscence, etc. See memory.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Remembrance memory: that which serves to bring to or keep in mind: a memorial: the power of remembering: the length of time a thing can be remembered
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Quotations

  • Bible
    Bible
    “The desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee. [Isaiah 26:8]”
  • Edgar Allan Poe
    Edgar%20Allan%20Poe
    “Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance.”
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander%20Pope
    “Remembrance and reflection how allied. What thin partitions divides sense from thought.”
  • Agesilaus II
    Agesilaus II
    “If I have done any deed worthy of remembrance, that deed will be my monument. If not, no monument can preserve my memory.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Remembrance of things past.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Let's not burden our remembrance with a heaviness that's gone.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. remembrance,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. remembrer—L. rememorārere-, again, memorāre, to call to mind—memor, mindful.

Usage

In literature:

By whom also is remembred the beginning and continuation of their famous common wealth.
"The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1" by William Painter
That scene is past, but its remembrance is undying.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
Long did the remembrance of that day continue to be cherished, in mingled pride and sorrow!
"Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745" by Mrs. Thomson
To keep the blue muslin would be only anticipating the remembrance.
"Flaming June" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
In those very quiet hours, thoughts of home came to her only as a vague and shadowy remembrance.
"Christie Redfern's Troubles" by Margaret Robertson
I retain grateful remembrances of him.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
The remembrance of the desire I had of being a nun, came pouring in.
"The Autobiography of Madame Guyon" by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
He knew her for his mother, of course, but this was his first remembrance of her.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
The remembrance of the Vicar's first sermon came back to my heart like a breath of fresh air.
"The Lady of the Basement Flat" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The very remembrance of her beauty pained me!
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
She had a record book, and she crowded it with her remembrances of God's goodness.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
Lord Shotover's very obvious faults faded from her remembrance.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Then inclosed was a bank note for one hundred pounds sterling, and much love and fond remembrances.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Give my most affectionate remembrance to your husband.
"Hortense, Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
The very remembrance of that saint-like expression put to shame the despair to which I have yielded.
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
When he went in, just as he entered the door, the remembrance of the money flashed over him.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Loving friend, my most kind remembrance to you & your wife, with loving E. M. &c. whom in this world I never looke to see againe.
"Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'" by William Bradford
My best remembrances to him.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
The remembrance of her dear father often saddened her heart.
"Old French Fairy Tales" by Comtesse de Ségur
Some remembrance of old time brought me hither.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
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In poetry:

But how shall I who cannot sing?
I was wont to sing, once on a time,—
There is never an echo now to ring
Remembrance back to the trick of rhyme.
"The Way To Arcady" by Henry Cuyler Bunner
Thus do we walk with her, and keep unbroken
The bond which nature gives,
Thinking that our remembrance, though unspoken,
May reach her where she lives.
"By The Fireside : Resignation" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
OBLIVION, teach me, teach me thee to find;
They tell me, in thy waters thou canst steep
Each sad remembrance of the troubled mind,
And lull sharp Misery to eternal sleep.
"To Oblivion" by Charlotte Dacre
"Shall no remembrance in Siena linger
Of me, once fair, whom slow Maremma slays?
As well he knows, whose ring upon my finger
Hath sealed for his alone mine earthly days!"
"Madonna Pia" by Helen Gray Cone
Remembrance may fade in sorrow and strife,
The darkness, the storms, the winter of life;
Summer returning will bring in her train
The rose in her bloom and fragrance again.
"Be Hopeful: II -- The Rose" by Janet Hamilton
"The voice, or the look, gifted thus, has a charm
Remembrance springs onward to greet;
And thought, like an angel, flies, living and warm,
When announcing the moment to meet!
"The Lay Of Marie - Canto Second" by Matilda Betham

In news:

Fred Pearson on Hiroshima Remembrance Day .
Dignitaries, students and survivors gathered at the Illinois Holocaust Museum for Holocaust Remembrance Day .
Holocaust Remembrance Day , around the world.
Today is National Holocaust Remembrance Day .
Holocaust Remembrance Day is Thursday.
Two survivors tell their stories on Holocaust Remembrance Day .
Growing frustration among veterans and widows casts shadow on Remembrance Day .
Cafe Levain a remembrance of things repast .
When writing my Civil War column, I often refer to the terrific opportunity we have to revisit our nation's history during this sesquicentennial remembrance.
The novelist offers a loving remembrance of her former employer and her ex-boyfriend's mother.
Sikh supporters stand with photos and signs in remembrance for the Wisconsin Gurdwara shootings.
9/11: Ten years later - 'Empty Sky' reflects both similarity to Vietnam memorial and its own version of remembrance.
In the athletics building which bears his name, Claude " Skeet " O'Connell will be honored during a remembrance and celebration of life on Thurs.
They speak of loss and remembrance, pain but also healing.
While there were two solemn moments of remembrance, one for those killed in conflicts, neither made reference to the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches murdered by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
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In science:

The wearable remembrance agent: a system for augmented memory.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
The rapid pace of successes over the past decade have inspired many fond remembrances of the prevailing wisdom prior to October 1995, some of which may be more accurate than others.
Hot Jupiters: Lands of Plenty
Its appearance in PB, a book dealing primarily with ritual, must be explained as a remembrance of an old idea.
Early Theories on the Distance to the Sun
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