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His papers, his memorandums, his passport—all proofs of his identity—were gone!

Papers and memorandums of his conversation about my wife's money.

Broker's memorandums: 'bought by order of M. Monlard; sold by order of M. Monlard.'

There were the pencilled marks and memorandums on the wainscot by the window.

But my memorandums of these things relate rather to take notice only of the fact, and mention only that it was so.

I mused and wrote, being determined to return, if with all my hands empty, at least with my memorandums full.

"That contains nothing but a few of my father's notices and memorandums," said Nebenchari, drawing a deep breath of relief.

Then he took out his pocket-book to amuse himself by reading his memorandums, but they were very few, and very unintelligible.

He told me he was born in London; see more in my memorandums of him to Mr. Anthony Wood.

The Greeks used bronze and stone for public monuments, wax for memorandums and papyrus for the ordinary transactions of life.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin memorandum "(thing) to be remembered," neuter singular of memorandus "worthy of remembrance, noteworthy," gerundive of memorare "to call to mind," from memor "mindful of" (see memory). Originally a word written at the top of a note, by 1540s it came to stand for the note itself. The Latin plural is memoranda. Cf. also agenda.

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