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Dictionary Information: Definition Remembrance
Thesaurus: Memory
Description and Meaning: The Memories of the Self

  Remembrance (Re*mem"brance) (-brans), n.
[OF. remembrance.]

1. The act of remembering; a holding in mind, or bringing to mind; recollection. "Lest fierce remembrance wake my sudden rage." Milton. "Lest the remembrance of his grief should fail." Addison.
2. The state of being remembered, or held in mind; memory; recollection. "This, ever grateful, in remembrance bear." Pope.
3. Something remembered; a person or thing kept in memory. Shak.
4. That which serves to keep in or bring to mind; a memorial; a token; a memento; a souvenir; a memorandum or note of something to be remembered. "And on his breast a bloody cross he bore, The dear remembrance of his dying Lord." Spenser. "Keep this remembrance for thy Julia's sake." Shak.
5. Something to be remembered; counsel; admoni¿¿on; instruction. [Obs.] Shak.
6. Power of remembering; reach of personal knowledge; period over which one's memory extends. "Thee I have heard relating what was done Ere my remembrance." Milton.

Synonyms -- Recollection; reminiscence. See Memory.

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