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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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This suggested that initially the word mentoring brought to mind the mentor, specifically, a vision of one, single mentor.
The request brought to mind the fabulous snow white garlic sauce served at Zankou Chicken (locations in Van Nuys, Glendale, Hollywood and other Southland cities).
Splotch #3, 2000, thus brought to mind Gabriel Orozco's incisive Isla dentro de la isla (Island Within an Island), 1993, a photograph of a makeshift re-creation of Lower Manhattan counterpoising the "real" scene (World Trade Center included) in the background.
It brought to mind a team-building exercise in which staff at the church's national office once participated.
It brought to mind the scene in ``Animal House'' where Flounder and Pinto are shunted into a roomful of misfits at the snobby fraternity's pledge party, and the smarmy frat guy says, ``You should have lots to talk about.
40) brought to mind the epidemiology of schistosomiasis.
The images they formed turned out to be symbols associated with Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band, of all people--leaves, snakes, and spirals that wrap themselves around the names of the band members, decorations that brought to mind the elaborate initials of illuminated manuscripts.
The display of an outspread chasuble in the middle of the montage brought to mind this apt comparison.
Watching the offbeat romantic comedy ``The Very Thought of You'' brought to mind that great line from Wes Anderson's ``Rushmore'': ``With friends like this, who needs friends?
Hartle notes that the ions could have come from external sources, but he says the observation brought to mind the matter of inward and outward flow through ionospheric holes on Venus, whose magnetic field is also very weak.
The installation obviously brought to mind Seven Ends of the World, the perhaps more monumental work Rehberger created for the 2003 Venice Biennale).
31), brought to mind what to me and perhaps those of my generation was the scariest movie I/we have ever seen.