cast (one's) mind back

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cast (one's) mind back

To try to recall something. This phrase is usually followed by "to" and a specific time period, instance, or event. OK, cast your mind back to freshman year—can you remember who our English teacher was?
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cast your mind back

think back; recall an earlier time.
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cast your ˈmind back to something

think about something in the past: Cast your mind back to when you were a child.
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References in classic literature ?
So large is the church, and in particular the church tower, in comparison with the little street of cottages which compose the village, that the traveler is apt to cast his mind back to the Middle Ages, as the only time when so much piety could have been kept alive.
TALKING about his role as musical maestro behind the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert, Gary Barlow cast his mind back to his abiding memory of the Queen's Silver Jubilee.
He should also cast his mind back to the Crewe & Nantwich by-election in 2008, when Labour supporters dressed in top hats to try and make a fool of the Tory candidate.
When the Uruguayan striker lines up in the Atletico Madrid team to face Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday night he will cast his mind back to the two goals he scored for United to sink the Merseysiders six years ago.
MARK HUGHES cast his mind back 31 years as Blackburn expect their highest home attendance in the UEFA Cup this season after slashing prices for the second leg against Bayer Leverkusen tonight.
Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay, ON) said he was conflicted, but cast his mind back to his days as a Catholic school trustee, when he and fellow board members defended minority rights as a matter of Church teaching.
IN response to M McGee (Letters, Nov 1) I would like to ask him to cast his mind back to before corporal punishment was abolished in schools and then ask himself how often did you hear of OAPs being mugged in their own homes or decent people being unable to walk the streets at night for fear of being attacked by gangs of feral youths?
TALKING j about his role as musical maestro behind the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert, Gary Barlow cast his mind back to his abiding memory of the Queen's Silver Jubilee.
If he doesn't believe that, he should cast his mind back to vigilantes who, in full pursuit of their vendetta, smashed up the home of a paediatrician rather than a paedophile.
If he will cast his mind back he will remember that they did and the people who took part in the poll, by a resounding majority, said that the traders should go.