Adjective "memoirs" definition and examples

(Memoirs may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈmɛmwɑː/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A historical account or biography written from personal knowledge.
  1. 'The biography also includes the memoirs of people she taught dance to in the 1960s, but does not mention anything about the circumstances of her death.'
  2. 'Kennan wrote a memoir that had enough literary merit to be turned into a play.'
  3. 'On the insistence of past pupils and their parents, Joan and Joscelyne wrote a short memoir of their life's work.'
  4. 'I've visited the U.K. more than a few times, and read many British novels, memoirs, biographies, histories and news articles.'
  5. 'Jeremy Lewis, who has worked extensively in publishing and has chronicled the memoirs of other significant publishers, becomes the ideal biographer to evoke the life of a publisher.'
  6. 'Most of these sources were narrative documents: chronicle accounts, memoirs, government records, past histories.'
  7. 'Livermore did not reveal the reasons she took these positions in either of the two lengthy personal memoirs she wrote in the late nineteenth century.'
  8. 'I am planning to write a memoir of Dr Browne's life and so I ask readers for any personal memories of Martin's work.'
  9. 'The treatment of the division's wartime service is conventional, being drawn from official sources, unit histories and personal memoirs.'
  10. 'Christopher Isherwood's memoirs and autobiographical fiction always encouraged readers to believe he had told the whole truth about his life.'
  11. 'a revealing passage from Khrushchev's memoirs'
  12. 'To define his importance, Da Ponte began to issue his memoirs in installments.'
  13. 'He used his memoirs, public speeches, and letters to glorify Lee, southern soldiers, and the Confederate cause.'
An essay on a learned subject.
  1. 'In 1943 Douglas was awarded the Bôcher Prize by the American Mathematical Society for his memoirs on the Plateau Problem.'
  2. 'Memoirs and Proceedings, Chemical Society, London Volumes 2 and 3 were published between 1843 - 1848.'

More definitions

1. a record of events written by a person having intimate knowledge of them and based on personal observation.

2. Usually, memoirs. an account of one's personal life and experiences; autobiography. the published record of the proceedings of a group or organization, as of a learned society.

3. a biography or biographical sketch.

More examples(as adjective)

"months can be memoirs."

"whiles can be memoirs."

"stories can be memoirs."

"parts can be memoirs."

"justices can be memoirs."

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Origin

(memoir)Late 15th century (denoting a memorandum or record): from French mémoire (masculine), a special use of mémoire (feminine) ‘memory’.