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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The story of one's life written by oneself.

Usage examples (37)
  • Only a person who has lived a fascinating life can write a truly interesting memoir for others to read.
  • This memoir is a reminder; lives do change in a blink of an eye.
  • Author of a new memoir called "Just Lucky I Guess" which she describes as a memoir of sorts.
  • This memoir is an eye opener to the mysteries surrounding polio patients and their struggles. for more
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  • The "memoir" (a biography or autobiography) of a person with a bad "memory" (the mental faculty of remembering) is often more fiction than fact -- and usually more entertaining!
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