• WordNet 3.6
    • n flashback a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
    • n flashback an unexpected but vivid recurrence of a past experience (especially a recurrence of the effects of an hallucinogenic drug taken much earlier)
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In literature:

During the drive to Casa Del Zorro, a fast-food restaurant triggered a flashback of Rama giving Sal and me LSD and taking us to MacDonald's.
"Take Me for a Ride" by Mark E. Laxer
Nuclear nightmares intermingled with Armenian and Jewish flashbacks of genocide.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
For a flashback moment he merged into, then emerged from, my dream.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
Delayed effects, or flashbacks, can occur even after use has ceased.
"What Works: Schools Without Drugs" by United States Department of Education

In news:

Another listener tries their luck in Flashback Thursday.
I'm going to be having a major flashback this weekend on the Oxygen Channel when they are going to be showing the Grease Sing-A-Long that was in theaters last year.
A flashback party calls for outrageous getups, awesome music and tons of hair spray.
The Omaha Community Playhouse 's production of Hairspray is a light-hearted flashback to the 1960's that redefines beauty, as a girl with bigger aspirations becomes the newest local TV star.
Poetry doesn't have to give you painful flashbacks to high school English class.
So it was I who played the Flashback Pop Quiz (usually heard on the Moose each weekday at around 9:15 a.m.).
I love pot marigold s in general and have had the particular 'Flashback Mix' seeds since last year from a seed swap.
Woman no longer has flashbacks, night terrors.
Giants punter Steve Weatherford's relief trip to Jersey Shore was 'flashback' to Hurricane Katrina.
Whether you've never heard of William Faulkner or the mere thought of Faulkner fills you with dread as you flashback to high school English, Oprah's Book Club is here to help you navigate the twists and turns of As I Lay Dying.
SIA Flashback – GM's Far-Out '59s: When Imagination Ran Rampant , Part I.
SIA Flashback – Royal Ragtop: Chrysler's Convertible Rarity .
Children of the 80's and 90's get ready for a flashback.
Restless Heart's Bluest Eyes In Texas — Flashback Friday.
We are at the end of another long week, so what do you say we break out another great country song and video from the past with this week's edition of Flashback Friday.

In science:

Flashback: a lightweight extension for rollback and deterministic replay for software debugging.
Efficient Deterministic Replay Using Complete Race Detection