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MEMORY. Understanding; a capacity to make contracts, a will, or to commit a crime, so far as intention is necessary.
     2. Memory is sometimes employed to express the capacity of the understanding, and sometimes its power; when we speak of a retentive memory, we use it in the former sense; when of a ready memory, in the latter. Shelf. on Lun. Intr. 29, 30.
     3. Memory, in another sense, is the reputation, good or bad, which a man leaves at his death. This memory, when good, is highly prized by the relations of the deceased, and it is therefore libelous to throw a shade over the memory of the dead, when the writing has a tendency to create a breach of the peace, by inciting the friends and relations of the deceased to avenge the insult offered to the family. 4 T. R. 126; 5 Co. R. 125; Hawk. b. 1, c. 73, s. 1.

MEMORY, TIME OF. According to the English common law, which has been altered by 2 & 3 Wm. IV., c. 71, the time of memory commenced from the reign of Richard the First, A. D. 1189. 2 Bl. Com. 31.
     2. But proof of a regular usage for twenty years, not explained or contradicted, is evidence upon which many public and private rights are held, and sufficient for a jury in finding the existence of an immemorial custom or prescription. 2 Saund. 175, a, d; Peake's Ev. 336; 2 Price's R. 450; 4 Price's R. 198.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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What we have memorized forms a soundtrack to our lives; just like music has the power to influence our mood and our energy, so does this mental soundtrack.
Then, these initial two parts of the work should be played or sung together until the student is able to confidently produce all of the measures from the beginning until the closing of the two opening sections that have been memorized, without many errors.
Throughout preparing a memorized piece, I tell students to practice 50 percent of the time with the score.
These dots disappeared, and then after a few seconds the participants were presented with a single dot appearing in one of the memorized colors or a new color.
As Foer shows, even in the process of converting playing cards or random numbers to vivid images that one has already memorized, what one is doing is integrating the new with the old--and it is specifically that integration that enables people who otherwise could not remember more than seven random numbers to memorize hundreds or thousands.
And when the reader has taken the poem so deeply into the body that it's memorized, the words don't need to be understood and processed before they can be reacted to; the gap between the words and emotions they elicit disappears.
No matter how conversational your writing style, a memorized talk will still come across as stilted and unnatural, creating a subtle but disturbing atmosphere of dishonesty.
It also assessed children's memorized knowledge of additions up to 20.
I began to wonder what the results might be if my students memorized a sura?
To qualify for the reward, a youngster is required to recite the commandments to a non-parental adult witness (such as a pastor, rabbi, priest, or teacher), who then submits an affidavit affirming that he or she has indeed heard the memorized recitation.
They studied and memorized long passages from the works of the great Greek poets who had lived centuries before their own time.