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recollect
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Wuthering Heights
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  • Recollect, or I’ll pull your hair!
  • But he seemed to recollect himself presently, and smothered the storm in a brutal curse, muttered on my behalf: which, however, I took care not to notice.
  • I can recollect its chief incidents, as far as she had gone.
  • ’That Heathcliff — you recollect him, sir — who used to live at Mr. Earnshaw’s.’
  • Scarcely were these words uttered when I recollected the association of Heathcliff’s with Catherine’s name in the book, which had completely slipped from my memory, till thus awakened.
  • ’Oh, I’ll ask YOU, uncle,’ cried Miss Cathy, recollecting the housekeeper’s assertion.
  • There was a start and a troubled gleam of recollection, and a struggle to arrange her ideas.
  • But the moment he recollected himself enough to notice me watching, he thundered a command for me to go, and I obeyed.
  • I’ve persuaded my conscience that it was a duty to warn him how people talked regarding his ways; and then I’ve recollected his confirmed bad habits, and, hopeless of benefiting him, have flinched from re-entering the dismal house, doubting if I could bear to be taken at my word.
  • I can recollect yet how I loved him; and can dimly imagine that I could still be loving him, if — no, no!
  • That housekeeper left, if I recollect rightly, two years after he came; and another, whom I did not know, was her successor; she lives there still.
  • Nelly, you recollect meat his age — nay, some years younger.
  • I was vain of his commendations, and softened towards the being by whose means I earned them, and thus Hindley lost his last ally: still I couldn’t dote on Heathcliff, and I wondered often what my master saw to admire so much in the sullen boy; who never, to my recollection, repaid his indulgence by any sign of gratitude.
  • Both the expressions flitting over her face, and the changes of her moods, began to alarm me terribly; and brought to my recollection her former illness, and the doctor’s injunction that she should not be crossed.
  • I thought as I lay there, with my head against that table leg, and my eyes dimly discerning the grey square of the window, that I was enclosed in the oak-panelled bed at home; and my heart ached with some great grief which, just waking, I could not recollect.
  • ’You won’t go to-morrow, recollect, Miss!’
  • ’You recollect the two days we agreed to spend in the place and way each thought pleasantest?
  • ’Oh! it is Green,’ I said, recollecting myself — ’only Green,’ and I went on, intending to send somebody else to open it; but the knock was repeated: not loud, and still importunately.
  • I, like a fool, didn’t recollect that, till I heard her laughing and exclaiming — ’Ellen! you’ll have to fetch the key, or else I must run round to the porter’s lodge.
  • When I recollect how happy we were — how happy Catherine was before he came — I’m fit to curse the day."

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  • I think I recollect that she was away at college that year.
  • I don’t recollect her name, but I’d recognize her.

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