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  • n  a memorandum summarizing the items of an agreement (used especially in diplomatic communications)

  • Americans almost never cite books as aide-memoire or illustrations of family values, perhaps because the TV sitcoms of American childhoods tended toward the sunny, whereas the .
  • After mulling the matter over for an evening, Speaker Betty Boothroyd ruled that using the gadgets as an aide-memoire was "totally unacceptable," handing the Tories a victory in .
  • It is Bartlett's aide-memoire, the cam era, that sets the strange flavor of these images.

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