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recall to mind

To cause one to remember or think about something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "recall" and "to." The tune on the radio recalls to mind my time spent in Paris as an undergraduate. One scene in particular recalled an event to mind that I hadn't thought about in nearly 20 years.
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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.
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European prejudice was cast as recalling to mind a pre-existing truth about the primitives, not as the active fantasizing of new stereotypes; the little background scenes where the weapons of the four kings are wielded in action may be absorbed as narrative -- remembered story -- rather than merely rhetorical demonstration, and their totemic animals link them more to Junius' "wilde beasts" than the form of God.
Other miraculous events transpired in Catherine's s presence: often, while she and her friends were baking bread together, particularly during times of drought and famine, amazing marvels occurred, recalling to mind the days of Jesus' public ministry.
"More than 44 million Americans five within range of a poisonous chemical cloud that could be formed by a facility located in their zip code," said Hillel Gray of the NELC, recalling to mind the toxic cloud of methyl isocyanate that engulfed the city of Bhopal, India, after an accident at a Union Carbide facility.