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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of memorise.


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  • Nina, the anthem is so familiar to me now that it's hard to remember my first impressions, but I think it did take me a while (3 or 4 live hockey games) to get it memorised!

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  • The most dog-eared and memorised volume of verse is all the more valuable for that; the smallest anthology is always capable of revealing new lines and new perspectives.

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  • If you completed the memory test, and memorised 20 species of tropical fish, you may have a similar epiphany the next time you peer into a fish tank.

    The importance of observing

  • It is of course meant to be read in the original Arabic - and meant to be read out loud, recited, memorised, so that every detail of the text sinks into the memory; it helps also if you are familiar with the career of the Prophet and thus able to relate particular passages to particular issues face by him and his followers during the two decades of his ministry.

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  • He recited his sentence, word for word, as though memorised and gone over in bitterness many times.


  • Even if the things you're memorising sound very clever, it doesn't mean a thing if the assessment is just "memorise these things and regurgitate them" - often the facts are memorised and regurgitated but not understood at a deep level so the student is unable to use them in practice, so nothing at all has been achieved.

    Meeja studies

  • I was once amazed by a class of 30 who all memorised a debate for their exam.

    R is for Reticence « An A-Z of ELT

  • That is, these memorised chunks are available as raw material for subsequent segmentation into, and storage as, smaller units, from which regular syntactic rules are then generalisable.

    L is for (Michael) Lewis « An A-Z of ELT

  • My mother, my father, the footsteps to music and songs we haven't memorised, the sounds of their gypsy laughs, the ululations of the farmer women with all the happiness they can summon, the humming of my grandmother of Jerusalem prayers, the untamed happiness …

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  • Once this proud tribe had a private religion known as the Knowledge; all of London's streets had to be memorised.

    Graphic designers and cabbies


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