• WordNet 3.6
    • v reminisce recall the past "The grandparents sat there, reminiscing all afternoon"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • reminisce To indulge in reminiscences; relate past events; recollect. [Colloq.]
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  • George Bernard Shaw
    “Reminiscences make one feel so deliciously aged and sad.”
  • Ogden Nash
    “One man's remorse is another man's reminiscence.”
  • Saki
    “The young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened.”


In literature:

An amusing reminiscence, illustrative of the same common tendency, was told me by General Howard.
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan
Every pretty girl one sees is a reminiscence of the garden of Eden.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
He could fill up with reminiscence and anecdote.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
The combination reminiscence was too much.
"The Opened Shutters" by Clara Louise Burnham
An incident by my schoolfellow Ernest Leigh, of Upland Farm in 1859, finishes this reminiscence.
"Some Reminiscences of old Victoria" by Edgar Fawcett
Let this reminiscence remind us of how rarely in those days the real stage was carpeted.
"A Small Boy and Others" by Henry James
They had little to say, and that little was a polite reminiscence of incidents in which neither was interested.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
In an English magazine he has published his reminiscence of that visit.
"Stories of Authors, British and American" by Edwin Watts Chubb
My dearest phantoms are, after all, no more than distorted reminiscences.
"Fantazius Mallare" by Ben Hecht
We have no time for a reminiscence.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
Sometimes he sucked softly at nothing with moist, reminiscent lips.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908." by Various
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
It is astonishing how little consciousness of time there is in these reminiscences.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
The contrast now, instead of elating her, simply accentuated her reminiscence of guilt.
"Too Old for Dolls" by Anthony Mario Ludovici
His eyes, blue and straight-gazing, rested reminiscently upon the lad.
"David Dunne" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
Meanwhile, the occupants of the summer-house in Brixton were passing the time in lover-like reminiscences.
"Australia Revenged" by Boomerang
Her mother would fill with weeping reminiscence the hours she would have spent in complaining of his harshness.
"Rim o' the World" by B. M. Bower
What stores of reminiscence had we to interchange!
"Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune" by Charles James Lever
The whole is matter of history now, quite beyond the domain of personal reminiscence.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
I hope I haven't depressed you with my reminiscences.
"A Question of Marriage" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

In poetry:

This planet will forget offences
Of him who trades, of him who kills,
And, as in reminiscences,
Druids will teach from greenish hills.
"Oh, How Silent Is the Nature" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
Often the veil has trembled at some tide
Of lovely reminiscence and revealed
How much of beauty Nature holds beside
Sweet lips that sacrifice and arms that yield:
"The Need To Love" by Alan Seeger
Though I suspect the stuff is written by
Elderly homosexuals manacled to their
Machines, it’s mildly touching all the same,
A reminiscence of the life that was in Eden
"Reading Pornography in Old Age" by Howard Nemerov
There is music in the strong
Deep-throated bush,
Whisperings of song
Heard in the leaves' hush - Ballads of the trees
In tongues unknown - A reminiscent tone
On minor keys…
"Under-Song" by Lola Ridge
Then falter not, O book! fulfil your destiny!
You, not a reminiscence of the land alone,
You too, as a lone bark, cleaving the ether—purpos'd I know
not whither—yet ever full of faith,
"In Cabin'd Ships At Sea" by Walt Whitman
In a small and lonely cabin out of noisy traffic's way,
Sat an old man, bent and feeble, dusk of face, and hair of gray,
And beside him on the table, battered, old, and worn as he,
Lay a banjo, droning forth this reminiscent melody:
"The Voice Of The Banjo" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

In news:

Domonic Brown's kick reminiscent of Strawberry.
Paul McDonald's familiar styles on 'American Idol' reminiscent of other artists.
Karzai calls aide's arrest reminiscent of Soviet times.
Workplace rampage reminiscent of 2000 incident in Mass.
Phillies' Cliff Lee reminiscent of another Lefty.
LifeLock 400 reminiscent of NASCAR's roots.
Norris's Ribs reminiscent of Old West.
Maguro's style reminiscent of Asian farmhouses.
Reminiscent of Japan in Taste and Setting.
Flight001's new collection of Dopp kits are reminiscent of retro seventies designs.
I was looking up something else on the web a couple of months ago when I ran across a reminiscence by the veteran Tribune writer Ron Grossman.
They are reminiscent of the fires almost exactly four years ago which scoured Southern California.
'Curve' reminiscent of Australia scouting trip .
MARGARET WHITING, the singer who has been around long enough that she remembers the night Frank Sinatra told her he was leaving Tommy Dorsey, will be reminiscing about her life in music this Friday at Lincoln Center.
Reminiscent of a Creamsicle, this creamy, tangy terrine can be made with a shortcut: store-bought orange sorbet .

In science:

The situation would seem to be reminiscent of the endo-exophysics distinction (see, e.g., ), at least superficially.
Response to Comments on "Simple Measure for Complexity"
The above equations are reminiscent of the meanders problem [DiFrancesco96].
Random incidence matrices: moments of the spectral density
Equation (48) is strongly reminiscent of similar relations for branes in orbifolds with discrete torsion.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
This problem is reminiscent of the problem on random strings in a random environement, studied in , where non reversible Markov chains on the tree V are considered and general conditions for transience/null recurrence/ergodicity are given in terms of Lyapuonov exponent of a product of matrices.
Random walks in random environment on trees and multiplicative chaos
The formula 3.2 has an interest far beyond its application to the study of selfavoiding random walks since it is reminiscent of ideas at the basis of Gibbs formulation of statistical mechanics and quantum field theory.
On the physical relevance of random walks: an example of random walks on a randomly oriented lattice
K 2∞ (0, τ ) = lim The graph of κ⊥ in Figure 2 is reminiscent of the Bleher-Di correlation function [BD] for real Kac polynomials.
Equilibrium distribution of zeros of random polynomials
This result is reminiscent of the Parrondo effect discussed earlier for classical systems .
Exploiting Randomness in Quantum Information Processing
Its linear shape is quite reminiscent of that of the multifractal function of the growth probability as in the case of a 2D DLA cluster .
Conformal Fractal Geometry and Boundary Quantum Gravity
The situation is reminiscent of the Ginzburg-Landau superconductor , with N ≫ 1 analogous to the strongly type-I, and N ≪ 1 to the extreme type-II case.
Theory of spin response in underdoped cuprates as strongly fluctuating d-wave superconductors
This phenomenon is reminiscent of percolation processes.
Path counting and random matrix theory
Such a case occurs typically when there is a finite momentum cutoff reminiscent of a non-vanishing lattice spacing.
Corrections to Scaling in Random Resistor Networks and Diluted Continuous Spin Models near the Percolation Threshold
The sequence Xt , n ≥ t ≥ 0, is then reminiscent of a martingale.
Simulating a Random Walk with Constant Error
In a way reminiscent to the central limit theorem for the sum of uncorrelated variables, there exists a fundamental result for the statistics of extremes [14, 15].
Universal Statistics of the Critical Depinning Force of Elastic Systems in Random Media
Our generalization is reminiscent of the treatment of random ferro- and antiferromagnetic spin chains .
Random Antiferromagnetic SU(N) Spin Chains
This closure approximation is rather reminiscent of certain aspects of mode-coupling theory and is related to the dynamics of mean field spin glasses (the approximation becomes exact in the limit of infinite spatial dimension and when the field strength is suitably scaled).
Perturbation theory for the effective diffusion constant in a medium of random scatterer