Usage examples for mnemonic

  1. And even this was quite a mnemonic feat. – Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society by Robert F. Murphy Yolanda Murphy
  2. As a mnemonic this comparison is insufficient, for nothing connects either of the forms indicated with the region to which the hoofs belong. – Artistic Anatomy of Animals by Édouard Cuyer
  3. Mnemonic systems for classifying manufactured products as well as implements used in manufacturing. – The Principles of Scientific Management by Frederick Winslow Taylor
  4. Just as the use of dumb- bells brought out rippling rolls of muscle under a satin skin, so the use of the Mnemonic method of Intensive Excogitation rounded out the sinews of the mind and gave a glistening polish to the conversation. – Command by William McFee
  5. There is something a little barbarous in rhyme itself, with its mnemonic click of emphasis, and the skill of the most skilful English poets has always been shown in the softening of that click, in reducing it to the inarticulate answer of an echo. – Figures of Several Centuries by Arthur Symons
  6. Like the mnemonic lists in Widsith, these lines are probably very old. – Beowulf An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn by R. W. Chambers
  7. The 'r's' have a notorious mnemonic quality. – Prose Fancies by Richard Le Gallienne
  8. In 1522 he was ill for months on end; yet in that year Arnobius and the third edition of the New Testament succeeded Cyprian, whom he had already annotated at Louvain and edited in 1520, closely followed by Hilary in 1523 and next by a new edition of Jerome in 1524. Later appeared Irenaeus, 1526; Ambrose, 1527; Augustine, 1528- 9, and a Latin translation of Chrysostom in 1530. The rapid succession of these comprehensive works proves that the work was done as Erasmus always worked: hastily, with an extraordinary power of concentration and a surprising command of his mnemonic faculty, but without severe criticism and the painful accuracy that modern philology requires in such editions. – Erasmus and the Age of Reformation by Johan Huizinga
  9. This remembering was done without any conscious effort on my part, and was evidently the result of the exertion made the day before, when mnemonic processes were put to work. – One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed by C. A. Bogardus
  10. This mnemonic literature attains its highest excellence in poetry. – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot
  11. When I reach a town I put up by chance, I see things by chance, leave on an impulse, and carry away precious glimpses of nothing in particular that I can piece together at leisure into a sort of mnemonic mosaic. – An Ocean Tramp by William McFee
  12. In the first place, the system is a good one, and well worth the labor of mastering, and if the directions are implicitly followed there can be no doubt that the memory will be greatly strengthened and improved, and that mnemonic feats, otherwise impossible, may be easily performed. – One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed by C. A. Bogardus
  13. There were only the mnemonic Quipos, pictures on linen representing great events, and some rudimentary attempts at hieroglyphics which the Incas do not seem to have encouraged. – Lectures on the Origin and Growth of Religion as Illustrated by the Native Religions of Mexico and Peru by Albert Réville
  14. It is chained to you by an unbreakable mnemonic tie. – One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed by C. A. Bogardus
  15. Though many suttas are little more than an exposition of some doctrine arranged in mnemonic form, others show eloquence and dramatic skill. – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot
  16. I consider that dreams, with natural somnambulism, automatic writing, with so- called mediumistic trance, as well as certain intoxications, epilepsies, hysterias, and recurrent insanities, afford examples of the development of what I have called secondary mnemonic chains; fresh personalities, more or less complete, alongside the normal state. – Real Ghost Stories by William T. Stead
  17. Reynolds tells quaint stories of his adventures with the sketch- book in the pages of which are to be found the hurried notes- often but a few strokes and scratches intended to serve as a mnemonic upon which his finished drawings and sketches were based. – Frank Reynolds, R.I. by A.E. Johnson
  18. Mr Krehbiel rightly describes some of the entries as mere " vague mnemonic hints," and adds that one entry which descants in epigrammatic fashion on the comparative morals of the women of France, Holland and England is unfit for publication. – Haydn by J. Cuthbert Hadden
  19. Unfortunately the tellers of these stories omit as a rule to say whether the possessors of such wonderful mnemonic powers make notes while hearing the compositions, which, in rather a literal sense, they propose to carry away with them. – The Great Musicians: Rossini and His School by Henry Sutherland Edwards