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bring to mind

To cause one to think of or remember someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bring" and "to." Can we go somewhere else for dinner? That place just brings my ex-girlfriend to mind. That song brings to mind many fond memories of my childhood.
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bring to mind

Cause to be remembered, as in The film brought to mind the first time I ever climbed a mountain. This idiom, first recorded in 1433, appears in Robert Burns's familiar "Auld Lang Syne" (1788), in which the poet asks if old times should never be brought to mind. Also see come to mind.
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bring/call somebody/something to ˈmind

remind you of somebody/something: Her paintings bring to mind hot summer days in Provence.
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HISTORIC paddlewheelers bring to mind images of high-stakes gamblers and the stories of Mark Twain.
His staging of photoops at black churches and his fawning over black homicide victims' families to sell his draconian crime bill bring to mind J.K.
Like the sugary pastel palette of Peace, 2004-2005, the use of checks in this set of paintings is almost cloyingly obvious; They bring to mind the big sums that Prince's work has fetched recently, though they also show that, despite this recent gang-busters market and mounting celebrity, he still writes his own checks to MasterCard, ConEd, and Pearl Paint.
His openhearted performance--so self-dramatizing, so self-aware, so funny when it isn't moving--can't help but bring to mind another drama queen, Judy Garland.
This book's effusive flow of words, screen-based imagery and breathless enthusiasm for the new bring to mind the extraordinary translations of von Erlach and Guarini, or more recent achievements of Mendelsohn, Le Corbusier and Eero Saarinen
For the pro football faithful, the name may bring to mind a brash-talking hothead whose demand to "just give me the damn ball" sparked some ire in the National Football League after only his rookie season.
Parmiggiani sculpted the statues, which bring to mind the many historical figures that populate Dante's "Inferno." The final scene opens onto an immense square formed by hundreds of candies, which are magically extinguished one after the other, thus closing the ballet's epilogue.
Shots of the Machias today - free-flowing whitewater, a moose and her calf, a flyfisherman - bring to mind that this video may be about another day, another era, but it's also about today and a stream that I consider Maine's best canoeing water.
These lesser-known works (and others in a separate show of prints at Crown Point Press that complemented the retrospective) often bring to mind Ed Ruscha's classic photo books and Gerhard Richter's realist paintings: Each artist adds rich ambivalence to visions of middle-class banality.
The more raucous songs, like "I Could Have Sex" (already a hit at scene-maker clubs like London's Nag Nag Nag), and Davis's bawdy, hilarious delivery bring to mind what might happen if the late LaWanda Page were a visiting lecturer at a cool contemporary art museum.
Even though the oblong shape of the church as a whole, the towers at its front, and the apses flanking the altar all bring to mind traditional models of church architecture, their extreme geometrical abstraction, their minimalism and the absence of any scale-giving detail unhinge their familiar effect.
The edging, obviously machine-made with a die, results in a clear, dry, and precise silhouette, and the works consequently bring to mind banners, heraldic coats of arms, or medieval emblems.
Designed according to principles of ergonomics, health, and other social issues, playgrounds are seemingly devoid of politics and yet bring to mind Jean-Luc Godard's comment that "children are political prisoners."
The silhouettes of the animals, arranged geometrically and in mirror images on the sheet, create an abstract bestiary of shadows that bring to mind the organic shapes of a Rorschach test.