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A recollection or body of recollections of the past that persists among a particular group of people.
- ‘Compiling Domesday Book was a huge endeavour, which entered the folk memory because almost everyone was involved.’
- ‘The folk memory of the 1930s depression was still vivid and idleness on this scale was considered an outrage.’
- ‘The ‘Tartar’ commands a special place in the hearts of older folk in the Erris region as well as in the folk memory of its people.’
- ‘Scots seemed chiefly preoccupied with the folk memory of the Clearances.’
- ‘But the Celtic tiger baffles them: contemporary Ireland refuses to mesh with their dreams and folk memories.’
- ‘Here folk memories of James have been developed and exploited in the advancement of libertine values.’
- ‘This is a folk memory of the days when the father collected the meat with his spear and the mother the vegetables with her digging stick.’
- ‘The folk memory of the loathing it aroused survives to this day.’
- ‘There are many, many other examples of short books which have embedded themselves in the folk memory of readers.’
- ‘A few locations have retained folk memories of great events.’
- ‘When popular folk memory was matched with the images, some historians ecstatically claimed they had cracked the riddle of the revered river.’
- ‘It is clear that the goings-on in the village of Tooreen almost 50 years ago still weave a magical spell in the folk memory of the region.’
- ‘At worst this idea evokes for them a folk memory of the 1920s stock market boom in America.’
- ‘The Ice House in Ballisodare lives in the folk memory of many people around the historic town.’
- ‘Veterans from the then recently deceased age of steam, these men had folk memories stretching back to the 1930s and beyond.’
- ‘Today, there are not so many Irish nuns and priests but they are part of the folk memory.’
- ‘I doubt Ms Rowling read Ginzburg before inventing Harry Potter, so we must be looking at a folk memory re-emerging periodically along highly structured symbolic axes.’
- ‘But Hutton is a folk memory, and that's not how people here feel, certainly not how I feel.’
- ‘In 1793, the Convention confirmed the fait accompli, and the time of the lords rapidly became a mere folk memory.’
- ‘Today, 150 years later, the famine is still close to the surface in the folk memory here.’
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