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  • v. recapture the past; indulge in memories


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  • Just think back again to Becky, who pulled into her suburban driveway just as the lawn company was pulling away after spraying the crabgrass and dandelions.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Looking through the small, round military-style windows at the long-tormented Kurdish areas of Iraq, I think back to my Red Cross mission to the country when the Saddam regime was firmly in control.

    A Billion Lives

  • Mike, think back to when you interviewed Lisa Bragg of the Christian music group Out of Eden.

    The Courage To Be Christian

  • I only have to think back to my most recent visit to Chinatown—cameras clicking on every block, slow-walking tourists showing a pervasive fascination with the colorful, festive atmosphere—to see his point.

    American Chinatown

  • It was plain why he was tattling to Peel, though: shift the blame for the butcher's bill and the near squeak we'd had onto Gough, and who'd think back to the incompetence and fear of offending Lahore and Leaden-hall Street that had helped bring on the war in the first place, and damned near lost it?

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • But when I think back on those first months, I think of that fence, and a circle of young men closing in on me, and Lester Bargus with his freckles and his brown, square-cut hair, sucking spit back into his mouth after he had begun to drool with the joy of striking out at another human being from the security of the pack.

    The Killing Kind

  • Why don't you think back to the St Teresa Clinic in Nogales.

    Mistress of Justice

  • I think back to Thanksgiving and the Cregan place.

    Ellen Hopkins: Crank Trilogy

  • Think what they could tell us, Cornelius, the data, the — just think back how far we've gone since Lavoisier, with the low-pressure chem­istry of Earth.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • Mike, at this point I want you to think back a few weeks and remember what your pastor, Kent Hummel, said.

    The Courage To Be Christian


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