experiencing or exhibiting nostalgia, a sentimental or wistful yearning for the happiness felt in a former place, time, or situation.
- nos·tal·gi·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use nostalgic in a sentence
I garnered a great deal of material, had a most nostalgic time in parts of the west most familiar to me and saw much I had never seen before.To Find Hope in American Cooking, James Beard Looked to the West Coast | John Birdsall | October 2, 2020 | Eater
They’re often made of wood, metal, or glass, or feature interesting themes and tie-ins, nostalgic designs, or fun and useful gimmicks that set them apart from the run-of-the-mill cardboard versions most people have in their closets.
The Tongass offers both the fulfillment of a trip of a lifetime and a nostalgic experience of what America once was.Loggers could soon slice through one of the most important forests in the US | By Bjorn Dihle/ Outdoor Life | September 30, 2020 | Popular-Science
The nostalgic scientific independence Gottlieb and McClellan cherished is at risk and must be fortified.
Maybe times like these, when the world feels like it’s falling apart and there’s no end in sight to a literal pandemic, are when we should be leaning in to the idea of nostalgic comfort foods.The Joy of Cooking Other People’s ‘Secret Family Recipes’ | Amy McCarthy | September 11, 2020 | Eater
Now, visitors are scarce and the jungle is taking over, leaving some locals nostalgic.Six Must-Read Stories About the Sony Hacks, Congo’s Forgotten Colonial Getaway and Another Woman’s Story of U-VA | The Daily Beast | December 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Taking a bite out of it made me feel like I was at a family bris… in a good, nostalgic way.
Are you nostalgic for the days of the Soviet Union, and the way things were?Putin’s Hockey Pal Tells All: Slava Fetisov on ‘Red Army,’ Soviet Nostalgia, and What Drives Putin | Marlow Stern | October 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For some of us, however, these nostalgic feelings will be more carnally driven.The Captain’s Log: Derek Jeter’s Lady-Killing Past, From ‘Yeah, Jeets!’ to Gift Baskets | Emily Shire | September 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
After all, Beltway elites—and many voters—are under the impression that the Republican Party is still nostalgic for the Cold War.
One thing only he saw which struck a note of the nostalgic and brought a catch to his throat.The Code of the Mountains | Charles Neville Buck
But the Earth shone forth, a half-globe of seas and clouds and continents, vast and nostalgic in the sky.Operation: Outer Space | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
All this weirdness had a violent effect on Ned Vince—a sudden, nostalgic panic.The Eternal Wall | Raymond Zinke Gallun
From Java's seething millions were the nostalgic three ever missed?Tropic Days | E. J. Banfield
The stereo was playing something soft and nostalgic as Kennon sank into the chair Alexander had vacated.The Lani People | J. F. Bone
British Dictionary definitions for nostalgic
of or characterized by nostalgia
a person who indulges in nostalgia
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