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recollect

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Definition to remember — especially experiences from long ago
  • I think I recollect that she was away at college that year.
recollect = remember
  • I don't recollect her name, but I'd recognize her.
  • recollect = remember
  • I told him I didn't recollect my Pa; that I lived here with Granpa and Granma.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • recollect = remember
  • I don't recollect trying to get pregnant that first time.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • recollect = remember
  • Anne's recollections of the concert were quite happy enough to animate her features and make her rejoice to talk of it.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • recollections = memories
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • The fact is, I have tended increasingly of late to indulge myself in such recollections.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • recollections = memories
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • A painful recollection flashed into his mind.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • recollection = memory
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Even now my blood boils at the recollection of this injustice.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • recollection = memory
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • I wrote down some of her recollections from her childhood.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • recollections = memories
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • Recollections like those merely remind me that he was not deserving of the fate that met him a little under two years later.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • recollections = memories
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • A very, very brief time, and you will dismiss the recollection of it, gladly, as an unprofitable dream, from which it happened well that you awoke.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • recollection = memory
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • None of them had done an honest day's work in his recollection.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • recollection = memory
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The speech was much the same each year: recollection of the time of childhood and the period of preparation, the coming responsibilities of adult life, the profound importance of Assignment, the seriousness of training to come.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • recollection = memory
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • How well I recollect the wintry ride!
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • recollect = remember
  • Please recollect the funeral I gave Miss Mattie Lou.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • recollect = remember — especially experiences from long ago
  • Recollect, or I'll pull your hair!
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • recollect = remember
  • but when I recollect all the uneasiness I occasioned her, and how little I deserve to be forgiven, I am mad with anger.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • recollect = remember
  • She would invoke the past, recall old recollections;
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • recollections = memories from long ago
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • I do not recollect that we did.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • recollect = remember
  • In this occupation she hoped, moreover, to bury some of the recollections of Mansfield, which were too apt to seize her mind
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
recollections = memories
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)

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