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Definition of memories (Meaning of memories)
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Memory Mem"o*ry, n.; pl. {Memories}. [OE. memorie, OF.
	     memoire, memorie, F. m['e]moire, L. memoria, fr. memor
	     mindful; cf. mora delay. Cf. {Demur}, {Martyr}, {Memoir},
	     {Remember}.]
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	     1. The faculty of the mind by which it retains the knowledge
	        of previous thoughts, impressions, or events.
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	              Memory is the purveyor of reason.     --Rambler.
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	     2. The reach and positiveness with which a person can
	        remember; the strength and trustworthiness of one's power
	        to reach and represent or to recall the past; as, his
	        memory was never wrong.
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	     3. The actual and distinct retention and recognition of past
	        ideas in the mind; remembrance; as, in memory of youth;
	        memories of foreign lands.
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	     4. The time within which past events can be or are
	        remembered; as, within the memory of man.
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	              And what, before thy memory, was done
	              From the begining.                    --Milton.
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	     5. Something, or an aggregate of things, remembered; hence,
	        character, conduct, etc., as preserved in remembrance,
	        history, or tradition; posthumous fame; as, the war became
	        only a memory.
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	              The memory of the just is blessed.    --Prov. x. 7.
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	              That ever-living man of memory, Henry the Fifth.
	                                                    --Shak.
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	              The Nonconformists . . . have, as a body, always
	              venerated her [Elizabeth's] memory.   --Macaulay.
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	     6. A memorial. [Obs.]
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	              These weeds are memories of those worser hours.
	                                                    --Shak.
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	     Syn: {Memory}, {Remembrance}, {Recollection}, {Reminiscence}.
	
	     Usage: Memory is the generic term, denoting the power by
	            which we reproduce past impressions. Remembrance is an
	            exercise of that power when things occur spontaneously
	            to our thoughts. In recollection we make a distinct
	            effort to collect again, or call back, what we know
	            has been formerly in the mind. Reminiscence is
	            intermediate between remembrance and recollection,
	            being a conscious process of recalling past
	            occurrences, but without that full and varied
	            reference to particular things which characterizes
	            recollection. ``When an idea again recurs without the
	            operation of the like object on the external sensory,
	            it is remembrance; if it be sought after by the mind,
	            and with pain and endeavor found, and brought again
	            into view, it is recollection.'' --Locke.
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	     {To draw to memory}, to put on record; to record. [Obs.]
	        --Chaucer. Gower.
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