recall to mind

recall something to mind

to cause [someone] to remember something. The events of the day recall similar days in the past to mind. This book recalls a similar book published some years ago to mind.
See also: mind, recall
References in classic literature ?
I can recall to mind that the company assembled numbered about fifty, the room being big enough to hold three hundred.
All he asked, in that case, was that she would recall to mind, for the last time, what the circumstances were under which the engagement between them was made, and what his conduct had been from the beginning of the courtship to the present time.
It was in vain to think of reaching it by stealth, since the natives escorted me in numbers wherever I went, and not for one single moment that I can recall to mind was I ever permitted to be alone.
I recall to mind a long succession of men in our employment as travelers, all equally remarkable for their dirty cloaks and their clean linen, for their highly civilized courtesy to women and their utterly barbarous cruelty to horses.
That is, in truth--I am permitted to say, because there cannot be any author's vanity in all this, since I do nothing more than transcribe facts on which an exceptional documentation enables me to throw a new light--that is because, in truth, I do not know that, in the domain of reality or imagination, one can discover or recall to mind anything comparable, in its mystery, with the natural mystery of The Yellow Room.
I perfectly well remember Perugia, sir, and the Hotel des Postes, and the festival of which you speak," said Madame de Villefort, "but in vain do I tax my memory, of whose treachery I am ashamed, for I really do not recall to mind that I ever had the pleasure of seeing you before.
Criss-crossing exotic lands, deserts and borderlines between Europe and the Arab world for the past 53 years, he begins to recall to mind childhood memories, when he was brought up on staple black and white Arab cinema -- entertaining indulgences that still continue today through contemporary Arabic literature and dubbed Turkish soap-operas.
Recall to mind the way he spoke, the things he said, his strength, his courage, remember these instead.
But he can't recall to mind anyone he has played with or handled who reminds him of McFadden in full flight.