souvenir

[ soo-vuh-neer, soo-vuh-neer ]SEE DEFINITION OF souvenir
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SOUVENIR

Wiggle appeared to claim the locust as a souvenir of the scout's magic.

I'd like to keep it for a souvenir, but I'm afraid you need it!

What souvenir of a great man can compete with the knocker of his door?

"I am culling a souvenir, madame," said he, plucking a moss-ross as the lady passed.

That's right; always keep your word, and take this trifle as a souvenir of me.

The covenant is Wilson's souvenir to the future of the world.

I'm a great smoker, and I should like a souvenir now I'm going away.

All is forgotten, all is dead to him except the souvenir of the son who was dear to him.

Nearly every tourist presses a souvenir of it in his notebook.

Then, very coaxingly, "Didn't you bring your old Nannie a souvenir from the war?"

WORD ORIGIN

1775, "a remembrance or memory," from French souvenir (12c.), from Old French noun use of souvenir (v.) "to remember, come to mind," from Latin subvenire "come to mind," from sub- "up" (see sub-) + venire "to come" (see venue). Meaning "token of remembrance, memento" is first recorded 1782.

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