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place someone

to recall someone's name; to recall the details about a person that would help you identify the person. I am sorry, I can't seem to place you. Could you tell me your name again? I can't place her. Did I meet her once before?
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2) According to the system of correlated particulars in different places to which they belong, such system being defined as a physical object.
In the first case, his appearance to other people remains unchanged; in the second, his appearance changes from all places.
We were shown the place where our Lord appeared to His mother after the Resurrection.
I am afraid the shell has struck her," she said, yielding her place to him.
My directions were simple--I had only to go through the village, and I should find Zion Place at the other end of it.
He hurried off to the place at once, Sir Nathaniel going with him.
He was a cheerful, familiar, loudly-talkative old man, with a very poor opinion (as I soon discovered) of the place in which he lived, and a happy sense of superiority to his neighbours in virtue of the great personal distinction of having once been in London.
Or how,' he added, looking more attentively at the child, 'do you come to want a place of rest at this time of night?
It appears to have no contrary, unless one should define the contrary here also either as 'rest in its quality' or as 'change in the direction of the contrary quality', just as we defined the contrary of change of place either as rest in a place or as change in the reverse direction.
Well, it's certainly a beautiful place, so it is likely she will find a purchaser," said Anne, absently, wondering whether she should hemstitch or feather-stitch little Jem's "short" dresses.
I looked on myself as lost, and that I had nothing to think of but of going out of the world, and that with the utmost infamy: the hellish noise, the roaring, swearing, and clamour, the stench and nastiness, and all the dreadful crowd of afflicting things that I saw there, joined together to make the place seem an emblem of hell itself, and a kind of an entrance into it.
It was here I found myself sitting at sunset, alone, but so completely under the spell of the place that I needed no companion.
In our description of this famous sea, an account of which may justly be expected in this place, it is most convenient to begin with the coast of Arabia, on which part at twelve leagues from the mouth stands the city of Moca, a place of considerable trade.
Food was brought me at intervals but owing to the utter darkness of the place I do not know whether I lay there days, or weeks, or months.
The light became more and more oppressive to me, and the heat wearying me as I walked, I sought a place where I could receive shade.