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bring

An onomatopoeia representing the sound of a telephone ringing. "Bring, bring!" went the telephone in the hallway. I knew it had to be the doctor calling with my test results.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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bring

/call to mind
1. To remember (something): tried to bring to mind their happy times together.
2. To cause (something) to be remembered or thought of; evoke: "[The county's] flight from creditors brings to mind a restaurant diner who declines to pay for a meal because he overate" (Roger Lowenstein). "a voice that calls to mind a flower wavering in the breeze" (Neil Strauss).
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It's likely this obsession with psychosomatic health that led one reviewer to compare Robison to Didion, though the novel's voice more readily brings to mind Lorrie Moore.
However, it is humbling because it brings to mind, in light of recent events, the very many brave people who have given so much for their fellow human beings."
The author's evenhandedness in dealing with Jews and Arab brings to mind an episode recorded by Ronald Storrs, the first British governor of Jerusalem, who in his memoirs described a meeting with the British Prime Minister David Lloyd George.
The space between the student days and the childhood days is peppered with items from Dali's mature works: his beach landscapes are suggested in the landscape at lower left; the double image of the dog recalls his interest in optics; the molecular diagram of the bull's head reminds us of his fascination .with atomic science, together with his love of the architectural decorations of Antoni Gaudi; the shadows of the small, floating plaster Venus statues suggest both the silhouettes of the Angelus series and repetitive art-school practice; the bust of Voltaire goes back to his famous double-image work; and the floating rose brings to mind his Gradiva and bleeding-rose works.
It also brings to mind the on-going responsibility of those who preach and teach.
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But the very reference to the classical origins of the idea of human excellence, with its obvious implication of a division between superior and inferior, brings to mind one of the variations on elitism that has long been a pejorative: aristocracy.
At its best, the Congressional Black Caucus brings to mind the black-led Reconstruction governments that gave the South its first blush of progressive state action (an accomplishment later undone by the white-supremacist Redeemer regimes).
That's the phrase this book brings to mind. As Cone, a black liberation theologian, explores the formative influences and experiences, the philosophies and the strengths and weaknesses of King and Malcolm X.
Deep shelves, thick walls Santa Fe style brings to mind, among other things, houses with thick adobe walls.
But in an age of supercomputers and superstars, its stark simplicity brings to mind how important -- and how complicated -- the seemingly simple things in life can be.
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"Jessica," its autobiographical lyrics inspired by a 21-year-old teacher's aide who had a lesbian crush on a teenage King (alas, it wasn't reciprocated), brings to mind bands Violet Indiana, Kitchens of Distinction, and Lush.
Christopher Lane's easy drawl brings to mind the West--and his slightly French-accented dialect for Du Pre fits perfectly.
If the look of Rehberger's works brings to mind past eras, his drawings clearly engage with the telecommunications age: His work can be seen as a summation of different expressive styles, all of which can be recreated with the help of today's available technologies.