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  • Boy, we used to have fun in that fraternity house,’ he recalled peacefully, his corpulent cheeks aglow with the jovial, rubicund warmth of nostalgic recollection.
  • As soon as the latch of the door had clicked shut, the whole humiliating recollection of the naked man in formation came cascading down upon him in a mortifying, choking flood of stinging details.
  • Do you remember,’ he drawled reflectively, with an air of labored recollection, ’that girl who was hitting me on the head that day in Rome?
  • Yossarian’s attitude toward his roommates turned merciful and protective at the mere recollection of Captain Black.
  • After looking blank a moment, the chaplain nodded quickly with recollection.
  • Through the lavender gloom clouding the entrance of the operations tent, Yossarian glimpsed Chief White Halfoat, diligently embezzling whiskey rations, forging the signatures of nondrinkers and pouring off the alcohol with which he was poisoning himself into separate bottles rapidly in order to steal as much as he could before Captain Black roused himself with recollection and came hurrying over indolently to steal the rest himself.
  • ’Please,’ he urged her inarticulately with his arm about her shoulders, recollecting with pained sadness how inarticulate and enfeebled he had felt in the plane coming back from Avignon when Snowden kept whimpering to him that he was cold, he was cold, and all Yossarian could offer him in return was ’There, there.

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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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