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Could someone give me a few examples of how to best use the word "reminisce".
Thanks in advance!
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Roy and I ate the meal and reminisce about the trip.
I don't like reminiscing because it makes me feel old.
Thanks for the replies!
AshamInstead of saying "John and I were reminiscing the good old childhood day when we were growing up on the countryside, going fishing and playing in the field on the hot summer days as we were sipping on wines by the riverbank.
Reminise has a positive feel-good annotation to it, meaning retracing the memory of something happy in time passed.
AshamSo I guess it's safe to say reminisce does not mean the same thing as "reminds me of". Thanks for the replies!No, but reminiscent does mean that. The following is from www.m-w.com
Main Entry: rem·i·nis·cent
Etymology: Latin reminiscent-, reminiscens, present participle of reminisci to remember, from re- + -minisci (akin to Latin ment-, mens mind) -- more at MIND
1 : of the character of or relating to reminiscence
2 : marked by or given to reminiscence
3 : tending to remind : SUGGESTIVE
GoodmanReminise has a positive feel-good annotation to it, meaning retracing the memory of something happy in time passed.Please refer to the second sentence provided by me: I don't like reminiscing because it makes me feel old.
It doesn't have a positive feel-good annotation.
Yoong LiatWhat if said "Reminise has a sentimental annotation to it, meaning retracing the memory of something happy in time passed". Perhaps, the feeling of getting old' is something you subconscientiously created in your mind I am not convinced by your statement. not to me anyway...GoodmanPlease refer to the second sentence provided by me: It doesn't have a positive feel-good annotation.
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