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bring to mind

To cause one to think of or remember someone or something (which can be stated between "bring" and "to" or after "mind"). 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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Henry's plaintive passage boasting of being a Jesse Helms - hating "registered Democrat" and a card-carrying member of the ACLU brings to mind Phil Ochs's parodic tune, "Love Me I'm a Liberal.
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).
and recipient of a free kit, said, although the anniversary of Katrina often brings to mind negative responses, it also can offer opportunities to heal and demonstrate that a community is on the path to recovery.
Netrebko also brings to mind images of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren and Ingrid Bergman.
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.
This brings to mind a Bible scripture (Isaiah 10:13-14).
The writing style brings to mind a lot of high school textbooks, but at least it doesn't overreach and muddy what is already a complex subject.
Their presence brings to mind Lauren Bacall's admonition to "enter with a point of view.
Honore in Paris, among other famous streets, immediately bring to mind high-end retail, Madison Avenue brings to mind designer clothiers and expensive accessories.
George Washington's name brings to mind many images: statesman, soldier, military leader, and "Father of our country.
The Clusty name brings to mind "Krusty the Clown" from the FOX animated sitcom, "The Simpsons.
Another collaborative piece bearing repeated listenings is the lacerating ``The Sharpest Thorn,'' which brings to mind a ``This Year's Model''-era Elvis.