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noun as in remembrance

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Most of the canonical pre-history of Jordan's fictional world is revealed in flashbacks and legends found in The Wheel of Time Companion, but it is otherwise largely unexplored territory.

Then, another flashback opens — and we’re back to the scene of the crime.

The intensity of that man-made hive was like a flashback to the stress of packed subways, highways, and calendars.

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The scenes with the fewest frills work the best, particularly those involving Wright and Hudson, many of which are flashbacks that show the family dynamic at work.

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Brundage introduces flashbacks that reveal the fissures in the Clares’ marriage—a tension that isn’t made clear in the film until later on.

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While excoriating the IRS, Huckabee brings his readers along on a flashback to his youth.

No, that would be the flashback revelation that Ross and Monica accidentally kissed once at a party.

In a flashback scene, Alicia tries to rebuild her life by interviewing for jobs and returning to work.

To give just one example of the way that culture has influenced how we think about trauma, consider the “flashback.”

This process is shown alongside black-and-white flashback clips of Christian preparing for his first-ever presentation.

He woke to find Billy gone, and had a momentary panic, a flashback to the day that Fred had gone missing in the night.


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On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to flashback, such as: hallucination, memory, recollection, nostalgia, recall, and reliving.

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