Definition of race memory in English:

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race memory


A supposedly inherited subconscious memory of events in human history or prehistory.
Example sentences
  • Bavarian and Austrian Catholics have always felt that they were a people apart and they have a race memory of a time when Germanic monarchs ruled the ‘Empire in the West’.
  • But something in the nature of a race memory emerges in his work: its evocations of deserts, lost tribes, desolate suns.
  • AM I the only one left in the country now who is plagued by a race memory of the Big House?
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