1A sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations: I was overcome with acute nostalgia for my days in college
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- The days of the Empire were by then long gone, but not so the English romance with faraway places or its nostalgia for the past.
- Along with the concept, there was this nagging feeling of nostalgia for the past.
- There is no nostalgia with regard to past connections with the states from the Warsaw Pact.
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- While nostalgists browse through the museum's remarkable collection of cricketing memorabilia, kids can play interactive cricket on computer screens in a children's room.
- Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the snobs at the barricades are the nostalgists for Old New York.
- They are not anti-imperialists so much as nostalgists for imperialism.