Definition of cast one's mind back in English:

cast one's mind back

phrase

  • Think back to a particular event or time.

    ‘he cast his mind back to the fatal evening’
    • ‘I cast my mind back to that roomful of smart, polished people of position, all radiating effortless composure and calm confidence, walking around, smiling and nodding at each other.’
    • ‘Let's cast our mind back to other people who have been named and shamed - including John Leslie, the Hamiltons and Matthew Kelly - only to find out that they were innocent.’
    • ‘I am sure that if the letter writer casts their mind back to their teenage years, they did not become a devil at 13 and an angel at 19.’
    • ‘Now cast your mind back to February and March of this year when the future of a football club and the hopes and dreams of thousands of fans hung in the balance.’
    • ‘There would have been people out and about in the seafront area on the night he was attacked and we are asking people to cast their mind back to Friday, September 17 and try and remember if they saw John.’
    • ‘Maeve casts her mind back to the night Frances was crowned the Rose of Sligo and speaks with pride of her youngest daughter.’
    • ‘Naturally enough, such an important date made me cast my mind back in an attempt to remember the moment I received my A-level results, some twelve years ago.’
    • ‘I should have cast my mind back to the months I spent travelling around Turkey.’
    • ‘If you think you are feeling the pinch of the cold January breeze this year, then take heart and cast your mind back to York winters past.’
    • ‘I was casting my mind back to that day when I wrote 4,000 words plus, at the end of which my brain had turned to sludge.’