• WordNet 3.6
    • v recollect recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection "I can't remember saying any such thing","I can't think what her last name was","can you remember her phone number?","Do you remember that he once loved you?","call up memories"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Recollect rĕk"ŏl*lĕkt (Eccl) A friar of the Strict Observance, -- an order of Franciscans.
    • Recollect Reflexively, to compose one's self; to recover self-command; as, to recollect one's self after a burst of anger; -- sometimes, formerly, in the perfect participle. "The Tyrian queen . . . Admired his fortunes, more admired the man;
      Then recollected stood."
    • Recollect To recover or recall the knowledge of; to bring back to the mind or memory; to remember.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • recollect To collect or gather again; collect what has been scattered: often written distinctively re-collect: as, to re-collect routed troops.
    • recollect To summon back, as scattered ideas; reduce to order; gather together.
    • recollect To recover (one's self); collect (one's self): used reflexively in the past participle.
    • recollect To gather; collect.
    • recollect To come together again; reunite.
    • recollect To recover or recall knowledge of; bring back to the mind or memory; remember.
    • recollect Synonyms To call up, call to mind. See remember and memory.
    • n recollect Same as Recollet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Recollect rē-kol-ekt′ to collect again.
    • v.t Recollect rek-ol-ekt′ to remember: to recover composure or resolution (with reflex. pron.)
    • n Recollect rek′ol-ekt a member of a congregation of a monastic order following a very strict rule—mostly of the Franciscan order forming a branch of the Observantines
    • Recollect Also Rec′ollet
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  • Charles Dickens
    “Many merry Christmases, friendships, great accumulation of cheerful recollections, affection on earth, and Heaven at last for all of us.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured.”
  • Washington Irving
    “The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow.”
  • Henri B. Stendhal
    “In love, unlike most other passions, the recollection of what you have had and lost is always better than what you can hope for in the future.”
  • Jean Paul Richter
    “Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. re-, + collect,: cf. L. recolligere, recollectum, to collect. Cf. Recollet


In literature:

I sought to bring up before my mind recollections of my own home, trifling recollections of little things, little events.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII." by Guy de Maupassant
It must be recollected that Anglican churches and prayer books were not decorated in those days as I believe they are now.
"Apologia Pro Vita Sua" by John Henry Cardinal Newman
I too will always have tender recollections of your stay at Northfield.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
I saw their jokes and their faces, and knew I would recollect both, but their names!
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
Harry recollected his engagement to take a cruise in Adam Halliburt's boat.
"Won from the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
I recollected then, when it was too late, that Dodds is an advanced Radical and absolutely hates the idea of imperialism.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham
My ears were boxed till I could not recollect where I was, and I became stupefied with fear.
"Valerie" by Frederick Marryat
I recollect thinking that her remark must certainly be true, yet wondering whether God quite realized how tiresome the position was.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
If your lordship will recollect, it was you who broke the seals, and insisted upon my reading the papers.
"Japhet in Search of a Father" by Frederick Marryat
I can recollect when round dancing come in.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
How long he knew not; his first returning recollection was the sound of bolts and the rude voices of his jailers.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
The very recollection of them makes me shudder.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
Haschem again momentarily lost recollection: it is not known how long he remained in this condition.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
Then his recollection returned to him.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
You recollect telling me that Richford was frightened by finding that salt on his plate?
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
But the Baron had preserved a lively recollection of Rosanette.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
Recollecting that the old fellow had been in gaol, I was full of curiosity as to what was intended.
"The Golden Face" by William Le Queux
To Beth's recollection it seemed as if she had rapidly acquired the experiences of this first period.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
It was twenty-eight, to the best of our recollection.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
At this moment I cannot recollect his name, though I have heard it so lately.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen

In poetry:

I am clear it was.
But stay, I recollect I've yet a book,
'Twas my dead lord's--I drew it from his bosom,
While we were burying him at Askalon.
"Nathan The Wise - Act IV" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
But think not, I pray, that this heart is bereft
Of fond recollections of home;
That I e’er can forget the dear land I have left
In the new one to which I have come.
"The Emigrant’s Address To America" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
We ne'er use it nah,--but aw recollect th' time,
When at neet it wor filled wi' red cowks;
An ivvery bed gate weel warmed, except mine,
For they sed it wornt meant for young fowks.
"Warmin Pan" by John Hartley
Hail, glorious woman ! The sweet chord of feeling,
In ages to come, shall awake at thy name,
And fond recollections of thee shall be stealing
Thro' hearts thou hast warm'd with thy heaven-born flame.
"To Mrs. Hannah More" by Mary Anne Browne
We thought the winds of hollow sound
Spoke from its mouth in solemn tone,
Of great events its life had known,
That thronged, as with the nearly drowned,
To recollection, ere it found
Beneath the sea a grave.
"The Armada Gun" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
With a start of recollection, with a half-reproachful wonder,
Of itself the heart shall question, "Art Thou then no longer here?
Is it so, my little Henry? Are we set so far asunder
Who were wont to be so near?"
"Poems - Written On The Deaths Of Three Lovely Children" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

A Recollection of Early Questions About Reagan's Health.
Presenting Several Versions of the Shape of Grief and Recollection .
The Nominee's Recollection of His Watergate Role as the Solicitor General.
Magazine's List of Mass Shootings Prompts Recollection of Past Events.
Recollections of St Petersburg .
The APCD 's current executive officer, Terry Dressler, disagreed with Stoker 's recollection.
To my recollection, resolutions were not a mainstay of her observance.
At least, that's what you thought from your warm and fuzzy - extremely fuzzy - recollections.
Lunch With The Blairs, Recollections of Princess Diana, Plus More.
Town historian Don Keefe recollects the 1930s as seen from his Main Street home.
I realized early last week that I had no recollection of last year's Thanksgiving -- the planning, the cooking, the meal and the aftermath.
Insurance claims require recollection of belongings .
Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward- Bey says he has no recollection of this hit by Steelers safety Ryan Mundy.
Descriptions from eyewitnesses as they wrote their recollections and sent them to WSAV.
Scripps Howard News Service After enduring one of the hottest summers I can recollect, I am so ready for fall.

In science:

In this Skizze Einstein told the story of his collaboration with Grossman which led to the Einstein-Grossmann theory. I will analyze Einstein's recollections, and while doing so outline Einstein's efforts at searching for a gravitational theory between 1912 and 1914.
Genesis of general relativity - Discovery of general relativity
Recollect that Λ is the cumulant generating function of X1 under P.
State-independent importance sampling for regularly varying random walks
We begin by recollecting Xi < b + ia on B0 for all i.
State-independent importance sampling for regularly varying random walks
However, it ceases to be surprising once we recollect that the experiments were carried out in the close proximity to the SIT.
Superinsulator-Superconductor Duality in Two Dimensions
Recollections on set-operads, double categories and Mackey functors 1.1.
Polynomial functors from Algebras over a set-operad and non-linear Mackey functors
This appendix recollects the general results on the integration over the orthogonal, symplectic and unitary group as given in (or can be deduced from) [CS], [CSt] and [Col] respectively.
Lyapunov spectra for all symmetry classes of quasi-one-dimensional disordered systems
It contains recollections of Likhtman, Volkov, Akulov, Koretz-Golfand (Yuri Golfand’s widow) and the 1999 Distinguished Technion Lecture of Prof. J.
Introduction to "The Supersymmetric World: The Beginnings of The Theory"
It also conflicts with Einstein’s later recollection, according to which he eventually simply gave up on his physical strategy and gave precedence to the mathematical requirement of covariance.
Book Review: The Genesis of General Relativity
The errors were classified manually by Knuth based on his own logs and recollections.
Towards a better understanding of testing if conditionals
The reader of the proceedings can of course read the Lepage’s contribution, while now I only have recollections of his talk.
Partial Summary of Section a (CONFINEMENT Mechanism, Flux Tubes and String)
It is thus also one of our aims to recollect the essential aspects and references, tailored for what we need here and for future work in this direction.
Diffraction of random tilings: some rigorous results
In this recollection, we start by describing the association of a category with an algebra A , not necessarily a Hopf algebra, and then add structure to the category corresponding to properties of a Hopf algebra.
Right integrals and invariants of three-manifolds
It remains to recall the definition of B (j ) and to recollect all previous estimates to conclude the proof of the lemma.
Gaussian estimates for symmetric simple exclusion processes
Hence the reader who so wishes can skip directly to section 5 after a brief look at our recollection of the Tian-Catlin-Zelditch asymptotic formula for the Bergman kernel in section 4.
Positivity of direct image bundles and convexity on the space of Kahler metrics
Section 1 is devoted to the definition of Heegaard splittings of a compact 3-manifold M and to the recollection of known properties of such structures.
Heegaard splittings of Seifert manifolds without an orientable base space