remembrance

[ri-mem-bruhns]
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:
1300–50; Middle English < Old French; see remember, -ance

nonremembrance, noun


1. recollection, reminiscence. 3. memory. 6. keepsake, trophy, souvenir, token, memorial.
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remembrance (rɪˈmɛmbrəns)
 
n
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.  a.  the act of honouring some past event, person, etc
 b.  (as modifier): a remembrance service

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Example sentences
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.
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