I'm a bit unsure because I didn't find that usage on Google.

Example sentence:

She came back to New Work out of nostalgia for Mark.

  • If you're searching for a phrase, you have to put quote marks around it, like "out of nostalgia for". There are many examples in Google Books.
    – stangdon
    Jul 10, 2018 at 11:53
  • @stangdon I know. But none of the examples uses a person.
    – alex
    Jul 11, 2018 at 2:07

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While that's absolutely fine grammatically and technically fine semantically, it's probably not the word you're looking for. Nostalgia, while it can absolutely be for a person, isn't usually felt for a person.

Perhaps you meant that she missed Mark? Without context we can't tell. If you're sure nostalgia is what you mean though, the sentence is fine.

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