To refresh the memory


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To refresh the memory to quicken or strengthen it, as by a reference, review, memorandum, or suggestion.
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  • Cato The Elder
    “The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new.”


In literature:

Adam Salton followed the line of the Brow, and refreshed his memory as to the various localities.
"The Lair of the White Worm" by Bram Stoker
But I would not speak at the time, because I wanted to refresh my memory.
"Timaeus" by Plato
An hour later Cutty returned the notebooks to their abiding place, his memory refreshed.
"The Drums Of Jeopardy" by Harold MacGrath
Shall I go over the details of what you did, as I have them here, in order to refresh your memory?
"Through the Wall" by Cleveland Moffett
Having refreshed his memory as to the facts, Kent spent a forenoon in the State library.
"The Grafters" by Francis Lynde
The date was such an old one that she read the last few pages to refresh her memory.
"The Little Colonel's Chum: Mary Ware" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Rhodes took the letter from his pocket, and perused it as if to refresh his memory.
"The Treasure Trail" by Marah Ellis Ryan
She had to refresh her memory with a consultation of the directory before she could ask for Staff's number.
"The Bandbox" by Louis Joseph Vance
I beg leave of the Court to be allowed to refresh its memory upon my reasoning.
"The Iron Pincers" by Eugène Sue
My meeting with Noda had made me want to look it over, to refresh my memory concerning that Japanese capacity for the unexpected.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover

In news:

But for people who are trying to catch up on plot turns, or simply refresh their memories, episode skipping just adds to the confusion about a show that can be confusing enough when you're playing close attention.
Although it would have been better for the trial court to excuse the jury before reading an illiterate witness's prior statement to him to refresh his memory, any error attributable to its use is harmless, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled.
0 Poor Best To refresh everyone's memory, the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project is dead, dead, dead.
The Pine River High School Class of 1962, gathered in August to share 50 years of adventure, renew friendships and refresh memories of school days.
Since this was the third such discussion on the same day, perhaps it's timely to refresh (pun intended) our memories about the importance of staying hydrated in hot weather.
To refresh your memory, in our 56 years of business, we have never accepted American Express because they take a much larger percentage of the transaction than Visa or Master Card.
The goal of last week's protein post was to 'refresh' your memory about protein : what it does, where it's found, and how much you need.
Course helps to refresh your memory of past TTT training, and keeps you updated on the newest information.
With recent reports of teens trashing the 9/11 Memorial and reducing a bus monitor to tears, it's refreshing to hear about about a youngster going out of his way to help others.
The goal of last week's protein post was to "refresh" your memory about protein: what it does, where it's found, and how much you need.

In science:

In this brief report, we have pointed out the possibilities of quantum-dot based quantum dynamic random access memory (Q-DRAM), and outlined three possible schemes to implement qubit refreshing.
Prospects for a Quantum Dynamic Random Access Memory (Q-DRAM)
Let us refresh our memory as to the purpose of studying Thorne’s generalized solution to the linearized Einstein equations, and our introduction of the concept of the weak field zone boundary.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
Now that we have refreshed our memory about the equation we wish to solve, we realize that if we are to have any success in solving this nonlinear equation numerically, we must linearize the equation in a way which will allow our numerical scheme to converge to the solution of Eq. (4.22).
Variational Principles in General Relativity
After up to eight to twenty seconds this information is discarded (forgotten) unless it is of our interest and we refresh the memory by repetition (as when we are given a new telephone number).
A model of memory, learning and recognition
To refresh the reader’s memory, the problem we are interested in is the following.
Recent progress in coalescent theory