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  1. memoirsnoun

    an autobiography


  1. Memoirs

    A memoir (; from French mémoire [me.mwaʁ], from Latin memoria 'memory, remembrance') is any nonfiction narrative writing based in the author's personal memories. The assertions made in the work are thus understood to be factual. While memoir has historically been defined as a subcategory of biography or autobiography since the late 20th century, the genre is differentiated in form, presenting a narrowed focus, usually a particular time phase in someone's life or career. A biography or autobiography tells the story "of a life", while a memoir often tells the story of a particular, career, event, or time, such as touchstone moments and turning points from the author's life. The author of a memoir may be referred to as a memoirist or a memorialist.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Memoirsnoun

    a memorial account; a history composed from personal experience and memory; an account of transactions or events (usually written in familiar style) as they are remembered by the writer. See History, 2

  2. Memoirsnoun

    a memorial of any individual; a biography; often, a biography written without special regard to method and completeness

  3. Memoirsnoun

    an account of something deemed noteworthy; an essay; a record of investigations of any subject; the journals and proceedings of a society

  4. Etymology: [F. mmoire, m., memorandum, fr. mmoire, f., memory, L. memoria. See Memory.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. memoirs

    In military literature, a species of history, written by persons who had some share in the transactions they relate, answering in some measure to what the Romans call commentarii, “commentaries.” Hence Cæsar’s Commentaries, or the memoirs of his campaigns.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of memoirs in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of memoirs in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of memoirs in a Sentence

  1. Rutger Bruining:

    The reasons for this span from the expensive cost of new hardcovers to the fact that many memoirs deal with heavy topics like abuse, addiction, and other less feel-good subjects.

  2. Marco Rubio:

    I don't think The President's going to go write The President memoirs and play golf, i think The President's going to be a voice in American politics irrespective of how this turns out. And The President should be. Tens of millions of Americans voted for The President. The President brought people in the Republican Party that have not voted Republican in their entire lives. It would be foolish to not learn lessons from that.

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