the memory of past events as preserved in a community
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How to use folk memory in a sentence
The folk memory of medieval community life had been wiped out by the industrial revolution.
The British guests, perhaps united by a folk memory of Colditz, swapped advice on how to game the system in hushed whispers.
American Jews carry a folk memory of the deep poverty of rural Eastern Europe.
It is that the folk-memory of the Druids and their magical practices is alone responsible for the Fairy-Faith.The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries | W. Y. Evans Wentz
This theory is that the whole fairy-belief has grown up out of a folk-memory of an actual Pygmy race.The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries | W. Y. Evans Wentz
And Douglas Hyde's dramas grow directly from the folk-memory.Poets and Dreamers | Lady Augusta Gregory and Others