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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MEMORY

It is a tribute to the memory and worth of one of his early friends at Eton.

Some one has said of Mr. Gladstone that his memory was "terrible."

It was out of this anger, oddly enough, that the memory of the girl came to him.

It is contemplated to erect a monument, by subscription, to Mr. Fessenden's memory.

It was the music of climes where sorrow is but the memory of that which has been turned into joy.

Boys were flogged at boundaries, to impress the boundaries on their memory.

When he had only kissed her arm—He trembled a little at the memory.

Max had roused at the sound of Le Moyne's voice, not to suspicion, of course, but to memory.

Madam, you have interrupted me in the middle of my period, and have troubled my memory.

The kivas opened downward from a hole in the roof in memory of Shipapu.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., "recollection (of someone or something); awareness, consciousness," also "fame, renown, reputation," from Anglo-French memorie (Old French memoire, 11c., "mind, memory, remembrance; memorial, record") and directly from Latin memoria "memory, remembrance, faculty of remembering," noun of quality from memor "mindful, remembering," from PIE root *(s)mer- "to remember" (Sanskrit smarati "remembers," Avestan mimara "mindful;" Greek merimna "care, thought," mermeros "causing anxiety, mischievous, baneful;" Serbo-Croatian mariti "to care for;" Welsh marth "sadness, anxiety;" Old Norse Mimir, name of the giant who guards the Well of Wisdom; Old English gemimor "known," murnan "mourn, remember sorrowfully;" Dutch mijmeren "to ponder"). Meaning "faculty of remembering" is late 14c. in English.

Computer sense, "device which stores information," is from 1946. Related: Memories.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.