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recollect
used in Frankenstein

19 uses
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Definition
to remember — especially experiences from long ago
  • Even now my blood boils at the recollection of this injustice.
    Chapter 24 (92% in)
recollection = memory
  • My mother's tender caresses and my father's smile of benevolent pleasure while regarding me are my first recollections.
    Chapter 1 (53% in)
  • recollections = memories
  • I feel exquisite pleasure in dwelling on the recollections of childhood, before misfortune had tainted my mind and changed its bright visions of extensive usefulness into gloomy and narrow reflections upon self.
    Chapter 2 (37% in)
  • recollections = memories
  • And although I could not consent to go and hear that little conceited fellow deliver sentences out of a pulpit, I recollected what he had said of M. Waldman, whom I had never seen, as he had hitherto been out of town.
    Chapter 3 (65% in)
  • recollected = remembered
  • Nothing could equal my delight on seeing Clerval; his presence brought back to my thoughts my father, Elizabeth, and all those scenes of home so dear to my recollection.
    Chapter 5 (46% in)
  • recollection = memory
  • My hand was already on the lock of the door before I recollected myself.
    Chapter 5 (64% in)
  • recollected = remembered
  • Justine, you may remember, was a great favourite of yours; and I recollect you once remarked that if you were in an ill humour, one glance from Justine could dissipate it, for the same reason that Ariosto gives concerning the beauty of Angelica—she looked so frank-hearted and happy.
    Chapter 6 (23% in)
  • recollect = remember
  • I saw plainly that he was surprised, but he never attempted to draw my secret from me; and although I loved him with a mixture of affection and reverence that knew no bounds, yet I could never persuade myself to confide in him that event which was so often present to my recollection, but which I feared the detail to another would only impress more deeply.
    Chapter 6 (64% in)
  • recollection = memory
  • I had an obscure feeling that all was not over and that he would still commit some signal crime, which by its enormity should almost efface the recollection of the past.
    Chapter 9 (34% in)
  • recollection = memory
  • You doubtless recollect these papers.
    Chapter 15 (35% in)
  • recollect = remember
  • I tried to conceal this as much as possible, that I might not debar him from the pleasures natural to one who was entering on a new scene of life, undisturbed by any care or bitter recollection.
    Chapter 19 (14% in)
  • recollection = memory
  • I must pause here, for it requires all my fortitude to recall the memory of the frightful events which I am about to relate, in proper detail, to my recollection.
    Chapter 20 (**% in)
  • recollection = memory
  • Yet one duty remained to me, the recollection of which finally triumphed over my selfish despair.
    Chapter 21 (85% in)
  • recollection = memory
  • Oppressed by the recollection of my various misfortunes, I now swallowed double my usual quantity and soon slept profoundly.
    Chapter 21 (96% in)
  • recollection = memory
  • For a moment only did I lose recollection; I fell senseless on the ground.
    Chapter 23 (21% in)
  • recollection = memory
  • If I looked up, I saw scenes which were familiar to me in my happier time and which I had contemplated but the day before in the company of her who was now but a shadow and a recollection.
    Chapter 23 (49% in)
  • recollection = memory
  • Even now I cannot recollect without passion my reveries while the work was incomplete.
    Chapter 24 (45% in)
  • recollect = remember
  • I shut my eyes involuntarily and endeavoured to recollect what were my duties with regard to this destroyer.
    Chapter 24 (79% in)
  • recollect = remember
  • I recollected my threat and resolved that it should be accomplished.
    Chapter 24 (84% in)
recollected = remembered
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