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remembrance

[ri-mem-bruh ns] /rɪˈmɛm brəns/
noun
1.
a retained mental impression; memory.
2.
the act or fact of remembering.
3.
the power or faculty of remembering.
4.
the length of time over which recollection or memory extends.
5.
the state of being remembered; commemoration:
to hold someone's name in remembrance.
6.
something that serves to bring to mind or keep in mind some place, person, event, etc.; memento.
7.
a gift given as a token of love or friendship:
I sent her a small remembrance on Mother's Day.
8.
remembrances, greetings; respects.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Old French; see remember, -ance
Related forms
nonremembrance, noun
Synonyms
1. recollection, reminiscence. 3. memory. 6. keepsake, trophy, souvenir, token, memorial.
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Examples for remembrance
  • But five minutes' walk away is another new act of remembrance.
  • Perhaps in time some of this grief may be released in a ceremony of national remembrance that will honor all who have been lost.
  • Well, he took streetcars to work and raised chickens out in the backyard as a hobby, a remembrance of glorious things past.
  • The actions he did, doesn't qualify for remembrance.
  • It is never made sharper by forgetting or more poignant by unexpected remembrance.
  • It represents safe dialogue as well as remembrance and commemoration.
  • She had no work to give her, but she gave her remembrance and fondness.
  • Yet this has been often acted on the stage in my remembrance.
British Dictionary definitions for remembrance

remembrance

/rɪˈmɛmbrəns/
noun
1.
the act of remembering or state of being remembered
2.
something that is remembered; reminiscence
3.
a memento or keepsake
4.
the extent in time of one's power of recollection
5.
  1. the act of honouring some past event, person, etc
  2. (as modifier) a remembrance service
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