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 for To draw to memory
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Memory \Mem"o*ry\, n.; pl. Memories. [OE. memorie, OF.
     memoire, memorie, F. m['e]moire, L. memoria, fr. memor
     mindful; cf. mora delay. Cf. Demur, Martyr, Memoir,
     Remember.]
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     1. The faculty of the mind by which it retains the knowledge
        of previous thoughts, impressions, or events.
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              Memory is the purveyor of reason.     --Rambler.
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     2. The reach and positiveness with which a person can
        remember; the strength and trustworthiness of one's power
        to reach and represent or to recall the past; as, his
        memory was never wrong.
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     3. The actual and distinct retention and recognition of past
        ideas in the mind; remembrance; as, in memory of youth;
        memories of foreign lands.
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     4. The time within which past events can be or are
        remembered; as, within the memory of man.
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              And what, before thy memory, was done
              From the begining.                    --Milton.
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     5. Something, or an aggregate of things, remembered; hence,
        character, conduct, etc., as preserved in remembrance,
        history, or tradition; posthumous fame; as, the war became
        only a memory.
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              The memory of the just is blessed.    --Prov. x. 7.
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              That ever-living man of memory, Henry the Fifth.
                                                    --Shak.
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              The Nonconformists . . . have, as a body, always
              venerated her [Elizabeth's] memory.   --Macaulay.
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     6. A memorial. [Obs.]
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              These weeds are memories of those worser hours.
                                                    --Shak.
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     Syn: Memory, Remembrance, Recollection, Reminiscence.
  
     Usage: Memory is the generic term, denoting the power by
            which we reproduce past impressions. Remembrance is an
            exercise of that power when things occur spontaneously
            to our thoughts. In recollection we make a distinct
            effort to collect again, or call back, what we know
            has been formerly in the mind. Reminiscence is
            intermediate between remembrance and recollection,
            being a conscious process of recalling past
            occurrences, but without that full and varied
            reference to particular things which characterizes
            recollection. "When an idea again recurs without the
            operation of the like object on the external sensory,
            it is remembrance; if it be sought after by the mind,
            and with pain and endeavor found, and brought again
            into view, it is recollection." --Locke.
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     To draw to memory, to put on record; to record. [Obs.]
        --Chaucer. Gower.
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