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nostalgia

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noun
  • a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life, to one's home or homeland, or to one's family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time: a nostalgia for his college days [Webster]
  • sentimental longing for things that are past [Barron]

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