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think back

Recall or reflect on, as in When I think back on my days as a summer camper, I really had a good time, or As he thought back to his father, long dead, tears came to his eyes. [ Mid-1900s ]
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  • He tried again to think back as to what had happened to him.

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    Frederick Orin Bartlett
  • If you people will think back you'll realize you've all been raised on adulation of Germany.

    The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie
  • He tried to think back, to visualize the twists and turns he'd taken in the jungle.

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  • You wrote that signature, Phil; now think back and see how or when you could have done it?

    The Luminous Face Carolyn Wells
  • think back about five years to when you and I were in school together.

    Captives of the Flame Samuel R. Delany

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