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    Looking for a word...

    Something that is borne in the mind always OR If a thought always surrounds the mind, How could we express this in standard English? Thanks in advance!
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    Re: Looking for a word...

    When a thought is bothering you, you can say that it's weighing on your mind or that it's hanging over you. You may be unable to get it off your mind, or unable to stop thinking about it. An unpleasant image can sometimes stick in your mind.

    Does this help?

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    Re: Looking for a word...

    Thanks birdeen's call.....could you pls also tell me if I want to say someone to always bear it in his mind, how could I say so?
    I know that plainly I could say, ....always remember.....
    but aren't there emphatic expressions that sounds better?
    Thanks a lot for your patience.

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    Re: Looking for a word...

    Bear in mind is an idiomatic expression, so you can use it, for example:

    Please bear in mind that I'm not a native speaker and I may be wrong about some things.

    You could also use keep in mind.

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    Thanks birdeen's call!

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    Re: Looking for a word...

    Quote Originally Posted by learner7 View Post
    Thanks birdeen's call.....could you pls also tell me if I want to say someone to always bear it in his mind, how could I say so?
    I know that plainly I could say, ....always remember.....
    but aren't there emphatic expressions that sounds better?
    Thanks a lot for your patience.
    Yes. "Don't forget X" is more colloquial than "Always remember X".

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    Thanks Raymott!

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