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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
an emotional bond
▪ As soon as we met we felt an emotional bond.
an emotional reaction (=showing strong emotion, especially by crying)
▪ I was surprised by her emotional reaction to the news.
an emotional response
▪ When she died, the emotional response was extraordinary.
an emotional speech (=showing emotions, especially by crying)
▪ On retiring, she delivered an emotional farewell speech.
an emotional/psychological impact
▪ Their mother’s death had a huge emotional impact on the children.
emotional blackmail (=tried to make him feel guilty)
▪ She had already tried emotional blackmail to stop him leaving.
emotional involvement
▪ Weaver admitted a strong emotional involvement in her client’s case.
emotional problems
▪ He suffers from depression and other emotional problems.
emotional strain
▪ She has been suffering from considerable emotional strain.
emotional ties
▪ He was a loner who failed to develop emotional ties with other people.
emotional trauma
▪ the emotional trauma of rape
emotional/intellectual/spiritual nourishment
▪ a child starved of emotional nourishment
emotional/violent/angry outburst
▪ his father’s violent outbursts of temper
mental/emotional stress
▪ It was a time of great emotional stress for me.
nervous/emotional wreck
▪ The attack had left her an emotional wreck.
political/emotional/economic/religious etc turmoil
▪ the prospect of another week of political turmoil
psychological/emotional harm
▪ Depriving a child of love does irreparable emotional harm.
psychological/mental/emotional scars
▪ The mental scars left by the accident are still with him.
sb’s mental/emotional state
▪ Whenever Ben stops his medication, his mental state deteriorates.
sexual/emotional/physical maturity
▪ He lacks the emotional maturity to appreciate poetry.
social/economic/emotional etc deprivation
▪ Low birth weight is related to economic deprivation.
▪ He was aware of an almost imperceptible withdrawing, more emotional than physical, a small delicate gesture of self-containment.
▪ Women are much more emotional than men.
▪ But the reasons are more emotional than scientific.
▪ Crystal still has to adjust to the collegiate game, which is more emotional and physical.
▪ Clearly Emilia Frere's decline was more emotional than physical, for it would respond to no remedy.
▪ But although women are not more emotional than men, we are individuals with individual differences in emotions as in other things.
▪ If the anxiety does not diminish, more emotional probing may need to take place with some one skilled in this area.
▪ They felt very emotional about each other, he said.
▪ He became very emotional, started crying and kept putting his hands together in that way of his.
▪ Every session is different - some sessions race by, others drag, some are quite businesslike, others get very emotional.
▪ People get very emotional over the issues involved and discussion may tend to become polarised.
▪ It was a very emotional experience.
▪ They say its their heritage and they're very emotional about it.
▪ Naturally this is a very emotional moment, but we try to remain calm.
▪ He felt very emotional, caught up in his own acting and awareness of the speech's significance from the night before.
▪ The victim of horrendous physical and emotional abuse, she was failed by all those who were bound up in her care.
▪ In one fell swoop, the authors have denied the deeply traumatizing consequences of extreme verbal and emotional abuse.
▪ His sister Julie Seddon, 28, of Skelmersdale, made an emotional appeal for him to give himself up.
▪ That emotional appeal is not necessarily bad, although it obviously becomes so when put to evil use.
▪ Later Jonathan Probyn made an emotional appeal for his estranged wife to contact him or her family.
▪ Who is intellectual, who is motivated by logic, by emotional appeal?
▪ In Holy Trinity Church Nicholson abounded in anecdotes, vulgarity, rudeness, emotional appeals, a dogmatism so dogmatic as to frighten.
▪ Macmillan made a long and politically emotional appeal for Skybolt's replacement by Polaris.
▪ There are still strong emotional attachments to these outposts, which are spread out over the valley.
▪ The emotional attachment for audiences is the relationship between Flynt and Althea, and she is absolutely instrumental at that.
▪ It is a perfect pairing of emotional attachment and learning.
▪ Do people search for emotional attachments when they migrate to cities?
▪ In 1984, only 59 percent were looking for an emotional attachment.
▪ In particular, emotional attachments may be given a justification which psychologically does not explain why the individual holds the attachments.
▪ Rune had never pretended an emotional attachment to her - in fact quite the opposite!
▪ There is emotional blackmail over custody of the daughter.
▪ No, he used some pretty outrageous emotional blackmail on me.
▪ Some people even resort to emotional blackmail and games, which can end in making everyone unhappy.
▪ This cleans the slate making it less likely that you will feel guilty or succumb to any future pressure or emotional blackmail.
▪ Be especially wary of using emotional blackmail.
▪ All the rest is emotional blackmail.
▪ It's not emotional blackmail - but once or twice recently, I've felt that I've nearly bought it.
▪ The intellectual domination and the emotional charge which carried it rapidly whipped him out of his old ways.
▪ A large emotional charge may also inhibit repeater technique.
▪ The purpose and persistency of the aberree was hindered in ratio to the amount of emotional charge within his engram bank.
▪ The emotional charge of a deja vu was absent.
▪ There is material before it and emotional charge after it which make it unwieldy.
▪ There is emotional charge here somewhere which will discharge.
▪ Nevertheless, it has emotional charge and therapy is slowed by that charge.
▪ The music of the words is there to be used - but not at the expense of the sense and emotional content.
▪ This film was original, surprising, oddly real in its emotional content, oddly compelling in its naturalness.
▪ You need to be in touch with the emotional content of the relationship.
▪ In his abstract ballets or interpretations of music, he rarely worried about the mood or emotional content of the music.
▪ The right temporal lobe is particularly interested in the emotional content of the facial expression.
▪ Some central features of narrative construction were studied, including the gradual embellishment of stories and their emotional content.
▪ He has no family support for emotional development.
▪ Once again, this progress could be seen as a step up the ladder of emotional development.
▪ It aims at amplifying the bare details of physical development and putting these into their context of emotional development and developmental psychology.
▪ This lack of communication makes it hard for them to reach the milestones described earlier and to achieve healthy emotional development.
▪ We depend upon emotionally-packed images, formed in childhood or reinforced in times of crisis during our emotional development.
▪ D., was willing to discuss the general characteristics of emotional development.
▪ Their emotional development was not understood as it is today.
▪ By the end of my initial meetings with Robbie, I summed up for myself his emotional development.
▪ In such cases, the X-ray leads to unnecessary discomfort, expense and emotional distress.
▪ Simply ... understanding mental illness Everyone experiences emotional distress.
▪ If they are overeating as a result of emotional distress, there are cures.
▪ Furthermore, in 1975 an executive who suffered emotional distress after being demoted was awarded £500 compensation.
▪ Cameron did not satisfy the state law requirements to support a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress.
▪ Whether you are experiencing physical pain, mental anguish or emotional distress, you will feel it deeply at the time.
▪ As you can imagine, this causes us a great deal of humiliation and emotional distress.
▪ In other children the soiling indicates a marked level of emotional disturbance.
▪ Work inhibition is not caused by severe emotional disturbance.
▪ No one should shoot up drugs because addiction, poor health, family disruption, emotional disturbances and death could follow.
▪ Parents of other children who had had polio told them to expect this emotional disturbance to last as long as six months.
▪ Keeping a steady blaze is akin to the way in which women generate and maintain emotional energy.
▪ Other parents feel drained, with little emotional energy to devote to smiling and cooing at a seemingly uninterested child.
▪ Her husband died about five years ago and she's put all her emotional energy into her job.
▪ Parents who successfully draw their child out are the ones who generate a lot of emotional energy.
▪ Nevertheless, by far the greater part of the emotional energy and imagination of five hundred people was rooted in the Dersingham family.
▪ How much time and emotional energy did team members lose to bracing for surprise attacks from their leader?
▪ It was without end or beginning, paling all emotional experiences into insignificance.
▪ These ideas from psychotherapy help our background understanding of emotional experiences in the later part of the life-cycle.
▪ After using the relaxation exercise you then conjure up a positive emotional experience.
▪ It was a very emotional experience.
▪ I think the sharing and the emotional experiences are part of the miracle of Lourdes.
▪ So performing live in the Land of Song for the first time was an emotional experience for Kylie and her relatives.
▪ The basis of his argument is that emotional experience and emotional behaviour involve separate, although interlinked, parts of the brain.
▪ He felt that everything was somehow vague and meaningless; nothing had sharp emotional impact.
▪ They had a terrible emotional impact on the children...
▪ But the emotional impact of drastic life changes can never be wholly sorted out in advance.
▪ Sometimes the words themselves mean little, but the emotional impact they convey goes deeper than the intellect.
▪ I guess that had a lot of emotional impact on me.
▪ The physicality of sport, its speed and grace, along with the emotional intensity of victory and defeat are supremely visual.
▪ In these novels of great emotional intensity, sensibility and sentimentality lead to virtue.
▪ Her emotional intensity is experienced by the other characters as a tyranny from which they must escape if they are to survive.
▪ Others are alarmed by too much emotional intensity.
▪ An activated word might be defined as any word placed in a context such that it takes on emotional intensity.
▪ There was never any emotional involvement, just a physical act that offered him some release.
▪ How can we reconcile the low frequency of expressions of emotional involvement in election campaigns with the high frequency of antagonistic partisanship?
▪ According to Tormey's theory of Expression, emotional involvement for the actor is minimal.
▪ The same applies to the impression of emotional involvement.
▪ Second, for the fieldworker such studies are extremely demanding in tact, energy, persistence, time and emotional involvement.
▪ As the coffin slides into the furnace, we try to restrict our emotional involvement - sometimes at considerable psychological cost.
▪ It shows her growing emotional involvement and gradually seems to affect her every movement.
▪ This implies that people at work operate as robots, devoid of emotional involvement with one another.
▪ Physician-assisted suicide, one of the most emotional issues this term, will be argued before the high court in January.
▪ And abortion is a very volatile, emotional issue.
▪ Rough, because of the emotional issues of separation and abandonment and being uprooted.
▪ The Lower Emotional Centre is where we function daily in our emotional life.
▪ His emotional life had been neither happy nor successful.
▪ It is said that they fill our emotional life and that we are their constant prey.
▪ These are some of the feelings we may have to explore if we seek not to be victims of our emotional life.
▪ Though Janir and I were close, we rarely discussed our emotional lives.
▪ Their characters do not seem to lead full, emotional lives.
▪ And yet his emotional life remains a mystery to him.
▪ Her emotional maturity should be such that she does not have to gratify personal needs at the patient's expense.
▪ Some teachers and most students have limited intellectual and emotional maturity....
▪ Believe me, intellectual age has little to do with emotional maturity.
▪ They tend to aggravate rather than improve the poor self-esteem, poor individual coping skills and poor emotional maturity in the primary sufferer.
▪ This is still true when he says that some of the respondents lacked the emotional maturity to respond adequately to poetry.
▪ Many meetings help individuals and groups to overcome their particular problems or fulfil an emotional need.
▪ They may fulfill their emotional needs with their children instead of finding their own fulfillment.
▪ Unfortunately, just as the emotional needs of mentally disordered people are often ignored, so too are their spiritual needs.
▪ We tend to think of a highly emotional child as being inattentive, driven by her emotional needs of the moment.
▪ Accidentals are placed according to the emotional needs of the melody itself.
▪ He was lonely and possessed by bottomless emotional needs.
▪ Both were unfitted to meet the spiritual and emotional needs of the masses.
▪ We are instinctively drawn to the essential oil which may be right for our physical and emotional needs at the time.
▪ One sometimes thinks of Franck here, but Fauré characteristically reins in his emotional outbursts before they become too vigorous.
▪ The emotional outburst was as far as he would go, however.
▪ I've never had an emotional outburst till now.
▪ Not a Cal Ripken pent-up emotional outburst kind of ovation, mind you, but a nice little round of applause.
▪ The fact that it doesn't cause you immense emotional pain doesn't mean you're not committed to it.
▪ If you are overweight, then you know what it means to be in emotional pain.
▪ These are patients cut off from their capacity to feel, presumably to protect themselves from emotional pain.
▪ Horton seemed to be in extraordinary emotional pain.
▪ We have this remarkable gift of tears, which will in time ease both our physical and emotional pain.
▪ Like this woman's brother, there were many who found the displacement and emotional pain overpowering.
▪ It may be that her devoted young readers need respite from emotional pain.
▪ Acute emotional pain is a powerful threat.
▪ If the outcome of this sombre, lovingly detailed film is unsurprising, its emotional power is undeniable.
▪ And it relies on the emotional power of color.
▪ Dionysiac music - music proper - introduced the emotional power of tone, melody and harmony.
▪ But she gave herself up to police and told them her real motive was to win attention for emotional problems.
▪ The sixth and oldest, a 9-year-old boy, currently is in specialized foster care because of emotional problems.
▪ The emotional problems associated with a possible conflict of interest may need to be recognised.
▪ After all, there is so much talk about emotional problems and abnormality that many people wonder if they need help.
▪ He or she may have emotional problems that result in occasional deliberate binges but that is not necessarily alcoholism.
▪ The organization has a less productive worker and the employee gets to wrestle with a series of physical and emotional problems.
▪ But social service officials have warned that even if this latest rescue mission is successful the children could face long-term emotional problems.
▪ Those with extensive past histories suggesting emotional problems also tended to have longer courses.
▪ An emotional reaction is what the caller wants.
▪ I tried to empathize with their own differing emotional reactions and the fact that they were falling into their own traps again.
▪ He still showed little emotional reaction though he was evidently angry with himself for letting his natural arrogance be so easily quashed.
▪ They go through similar identifiable stages of emotional reactions.
▪ Selection will be based on our priorities, on explicit criteria and fundamentally on our emotional reactions.
▪ What is wanted is an immediate, largely emotional reaction.
▪ Firstly, children should be able to establish reasons why there are individual differences in personality traits and emotional reactions.
▪ One question in the survey concerned the emotional responses of people to the mentally handicapped.
▪ Organizational fears are emotional responses to core beliefs.
▪ But the androids have developed their own emotional responses and therefore they suffer as the humans do.
▪ Mood disorders such as mania and depression involve inappropriate emotional responses.
▪ Depending upon this determination, we develop appropriate emotional responses.
▪ Irony is used here to mock an emotional response, identified as always female, always stupid.
▪ In Cognitive-Behaviour terms these parents' emotional responses would differ because their appraisals of the situation differ.
▪ A second criticism is that the theory assumes that all emotional response is the same.
▪ This was a fine piece of filmmaking - uncompromising and direct, with no overplay on the emotional side.
▪ Mr Andrew, with more experience and objectivity, was able to cope with the emotional side more easily.
▪ Instead we have quite enthusiastically lapsed into a chronic dualism where the whole emotional side of the human psyche has been suppressed.
▪ In Chapter 5 we will look at the stresses and emotional side of the journey.
▪ I can sense your emotional state.
▪ You may also notice that your child likes to maintain a fairly low-key emotional state.
▪ It was certainly not a highly emotional state, nor was it an abandonment of old modes of perception.
▪ Liquid Valium Anxiety is an unpleasant emotional state that differs from related states such as fear, aggression, and confusion.
▪ This has considerable significance for the communication of emotional states and personal interaction.
▪ In other words, meaning is a highly important component element in the labelling of emotional states.
▪ It must be virtually impossible for a dolphin to hide its inner emotional state.
▪ Throughout they have to be aware of each player's emotional state.
▪ Be prepared to reconsider the likelihood of emotional stresses and strains.
▪ Hemifacial spasm is not psychogenic as was commonly thought in the past, although it may be aggravated by emotional stress.
▪ A person who is mentally ill has a temporary ailment, a condition brought about by emotional stress.
▪ Also the emotional stress placed on families with special-needs children can bring on abuse or neglect.
▪ Not surprisingly, most studies have concerned themselves with ill effect, notably that of emotional stress.
▪ Drugs, hormones, food, distension, and emotional stress elicit exaggerated motor responses.
▪ It all caused me severe emotional stress and a career setback.
▪ It is this subjective evaluation that determines whether retirement results in personal satisfaction or emotional stress.
▪ It's an emotional support from my boyfriend, sister, father.
▪ In certain situations, the continuous emotional support may have a deeper therapeutic effect.
▪ In addition to medical prescription, victims require emotional support and reassurance which is not available from sources such as the family.
▪ Finally, the managers received critical emotional support from peers.
▪ In most training schools little or no individual emotional support is available.
▪ While separating these activities analytically from other major processes, like emotional support, it does this for justifiable theoretical reasons.
▪ Volunteers need greater counselling skills and better personal emotional support than ever before.
▪ We believe emotional support is an essential ingredient for every laboring woman.
▪ Considering the possibility of emotional trauma resulting from such a programme is crucial.
▪ No one was killed or even harmed, except for the emotional trauma caused by the exaggerated reports of peril.
▪ Interestingly, only one of the nine families with an affected child had an above average level of emotional trauma.
▪ The emotional trauma caused her to be briefly hospitalized.
▪ So your Higher Self lovingly sends you an emotional trauma, in the hope that this might release the blocked-up emotions.
▪ For all her bravery and determination, she is not over the emotional trauma of being raped.
▪ He was beginning to feel as if he had just switched roller-coasters - from one set of emotional turmoil to another.
▪ In addition to their own emotional turmoil, parents must cope with the demands and expectations of those around them.
▪ It did not suit her now to observe the emotional turmoil inside Rose.
▪ All of these issues can be a source of great emotional turmoil to many people.
▪ These practical worries add to the emotional turmoil a woman will already be undergoing.
▪ So Mimi walked out, and suddenly he faced a kind of emotional turmoil he had never before experienced.
▪ It is believed to contain explosive scenes - including Di's alleged suicide bids, emotional turmoil and friendships with other men.
emotional cripple
▪ Losing my family left me an emotional cripple.
▪ But Howard's performance also suggests that Higgins is an emotional cripple.
▪ Together they inadvertently ensured that their four children would be little more than emotional cripples.
▪ Ann suffered from a number of emotional disturbances.
▪ Grandpa gets very emotional when he talks about the war.
▪ He's an emotional guy.
▪ In an emotional outburst, Shahidi told reporters she now had no life worth living.
▪ It was an emotional game for all of us.
▪ Most couples remember the arrival of their first baby as a highly emotional time.
▪ Newspaper reporters were there to record the emotional reunion between the woman and her children.
▪ The busing plan got an emotional response from the community.
▪ The council's vote came after nearly six hours of emotional debate.
▪ An attractive hypothesis is that the activity of this region in man and monkey is related to emotional speech, especially expletives.
▪ Crystal still has to adjust to the collegiate game, which is more emotional and physical.
▪ Leaving children behind may put an emotional strain on the family.
▪ Of course, what this ignores are the often huge emotional sacrifices that the individual who becomes a tax exile must make.
▪ Rather, their thinking denotes a permanent shift in both the emotional and intellectual temper of the age.
▪ Still others have found themselves trapped in a horrendous and expensive quagmire of political, emotional, financial and legal issues.
▪ The string section repeatedly cut through his fraught baritone with great sheets of emotional counterpoint.
▪ We have the freedom to be open about our feelings that comes with an emotional crisis.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Emotional \E*mo"tion*al\, a. Pertaining to, or characterized by, emotion; excitable; easily moved; sensational; as, an emotional nature.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1821, "pertaining to emotion," from emotion + -al (1). Meaning "characterized by or subject to emotions" is attested by 1857. Related: Emotionally. Emotional intelligence coined by mid-1960s, popular from mid-1980s.


a. 1 Of or relating to the emotion. 2 Characterised by emotion. 3 Determined by emotion rather than reason. 4 Appealing to or arousing emotion. 5 Easily affected by emotion. 6 Readily displaying emotion.

  1. adj. determined or actuated by emotion rather than reason; "it was an emotional judgment" [ant: cerebral]

  2. of more than usual emotion; "his behavior was highly emotional" [ant: unemotional]

  3. of or pertaining to emotion; "emotional health"; "an emotional crisis"

  4. extravagantly demonstrative; "insincere and effusive demonstrations of sentimental friendship"; "a large gushing female"; "write unrestrained and gushy poetry" [syn: effusive, gushing(a), gushy]

  5. of persons; excessively affected by emotion; "he would become emotional over nothing at all"; "she was worked up about all the noise" [syn: aroused, excited, worked up]

Emotional (Falco album)

Emotional (1986) is the fourth studio album by the Austrian musician Falco released in 1986.

Emotional (disambiguation)

Emotional may refer to:

  • Emotional
  • Emotional (Falco album) a 1986 album by Falco
  • Emotional (K-Ci & JoJo album), a 2002 album K-Ci & JoJo, and the title song
  • Emotional (Carl Thomas album), a 1999 album by Carl Thomas, and the title song
  • Emotional (Jeffrey Osborne album)
  • "Emotional", a song by Loverboy from their 1981 album Get Lucky
  • "Emotional", a song by Mikaila from her 2001 album Mikaila
  • "Emotional", a song by American Juniors from their 2004 album American Juniors
  • "Emotional", a song by Diana DeGarmo from her 2004 album Blue Skies
  • "Emotional", a song by American R&B/hip-hop artist Casely from the album 1985
  • "Emotional", usually shortened to Emo, the youth subculture.
Emotional (K-Ci and JoJo album)

Emotional is the fourth studio album by American R&B duo and brothers K-Ci & JoJo, released on November 26, 2002 on MCA Records. Recording sessions took place at K-Ci & JoJo's home in Los Angeles, California during 2002. Production was handled by JoJo and several other recording producers, including Babyface, Rodney Jerkins and Mike Smoov, including others. It produced two singles: "It's Me" and "This Very Moment", with the latter charting on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

Emotional (Carl Thomas album)

Emotional is the debut album by R&B singer Carl Thomas, released on April 18, 2000 from Bad Boy/Arista Records. He was nominated Best R&B/Soul Album, Male & Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist at the 2001 Soul Train Music Awards. " I Wish" was also nominated for Best R&B/Soul Single.

Emotional (Jeffrey Osborne album)

Emotional is the fourth album by R&B musician Jeffrey Osborne. Produced by Osborne, Rod Temperton, Richard Perry, T. C. Campbell, Michael Masser, and George Duke, Emotional contains Osborne's biggest pop hit, "You Should Be Mine (The Woo Woo Song)." The track peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on both the R&B and Adult Contemporary (AC) charts. Other tracks that charted include "In Your Eyes" (#15 AC, #82 R&B)(originally recorded by George Benson), "Soweto" (#11 Dance, #18 R&B), and "Room with a View" (#29 R&B). The album reached #5 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart and #27 on the Billboard 200.

Jason Elias of, who praised previous albums by Osborne, called it "quite a disappointment".

Emotional (Falco song)

"Emotional" is a 1986 song by Austrian pop musician Falco from his album Emotional.

The song was written by Falco and Dutch music producers Bolland & Bolland.

Usage examples of "emotional".

Viviana possessed a certain acuity of mind, then, despite her frail emotional state.

Even though, at that moment, the adolescent may be trying to avoid dealing with these tricky emotional situations in-person, navigating these situations online can be a good way to practice skills that later will generalize to their face-to-face encounters.

The aftereffects of Aggressor included mood swings, angry outbursts, and emotional coldness.

The cruel incongruity of that stab of angelic joy in the midst of the pain of dying is the emotional nexus linking the autobiographical vignette to the nightmarish fantasy.

Like everyone else, all babies have social and emotional needs as well as physical and practical ones.

The emotional perfume was delicious, spiced by the fresh, tangy aroma of cilantro and sharpness of onion and garlic coming from the open kitchen window below him.

But then the emotional wave that had been his existence rose again, and a smile found his face as he recounted his time beside Belwar, the most honored svirfneblin burrow-warden, and Clacker, the pech who had been polymorphed into a hook horror.

But the cognitivist does not want to appeal to a contingent emotional state like this, for that is taking the issue outside the domain of reason.

Alan glanced back at Cozy, who, given his vocation--defending individuals whose impulses had temporarily overwhelmed their judgment--had spent more than his share of hours fencing in the excesses of people whose emotional health was about as stable as a trailer park in a tornado.

But dealing with diabetes in the emotional and spiritual sense is the most challenging and transforming experience of my days on earth.

It is most reasonable to expect what we shall find actually the fact that he would mix the doctrinal and emotional results of his Pharisaic training with the teachings of Christ, thus forming a composite system considerably modified from any then existing.

A new Domina of Lost Entibor will provide them with an emotional center for their resistance.

He loved her when she was still the ugly duckling and that carried a lot of emotional weight.

Rita Clay Estrada Obviously, she had a little emotional conflict to work out.

Or, each of us has a personal history which we explain internally by feelings attached to emotional memories, so we have evolved a series of memories with different flavours.