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recollect
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
to remember — especially experiences from long ago
  • She was pretty too, if my recollections of her face and person are correct.
    Chapter 4 (21% in)
recollections = memories — especially experiences 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 had nothing to say to these words: they were not new to me: my very first recollections of existence included hints of the same kind.
    Chapter 2 (15% in)
  • In the course of the tale I had mentioned Mr. Lloyd as having come to see me after the fit: for I never forgot the, to me, frightful episode of the red-room: in detailing which, my excitement was sure, in some degree, to break bounds; for nothing could soften in my recollection the spasm of agony which clutched my heart when Mrs. Reed spurned my wild supplication for pardon, and locked me a second time in the dark and haunted chamber.
    Chapter 8 (48% in)
  • Millcote, — shire; I brushed up my recollections of the map of England, yes, I saw it; both the shire and the town.
    Chapter 10 (60% in)
  • I should have followed up my first inquiry, by asking in what way Miss Varens was connected with her; but I recollected it was not polite to ask too many questions: besides, I was sure to hear in time.
    Chapter 11 (23% in)
  • I'm sure last winter (it was a very severe one, if you recollect, and when it did not snow, it rained and blew), not a creature but the butcher and postman came to the house, from November till February; and I really got quite melancholy with sitting night after night alone; I had Leah in to read to me sometimes; but I don't think the poor girl liked the task much: she felt it confining.
    Chapter 11 (26% in)
  • It seems to me, that if you tried hard, you would in time find it possible to become what you yourself would approve; and that if from this day you began with resolution to correct your thoughts and actions, you would in a few years have laid up a new and stainless store of recollections, to which you might revert with pleasure.
    Chapter 14 (79% in)
  • I was actually permitting myself to experience a sickening sense of disappointment; but rallying my wits, and recollecting my principles, I at once called my sensations to order; and it was wonderful how I got over the temporary blunder — how I cleared up the mistake of supposing Mr. Rochester's movements a matter in which I had any cause to take a vital interest.
    Chapter 17 (1% in)
  • "My darling Blanche! recollect — " "I do — I recollect all you can suggest; and I must have my will — quick, Sam!"
    Chapter 18 (80% in)
  • "My darling Blanche! recollect — " "I do — I recollect all you can suggest; and I must have my will — quick, Sam!"
    Chapter 18 (80% in)
  • "My little friend!" said he, "I wish I were in a quiet island with only you; and trouble, and danger, and hideous recollections removed from me."
    Chapter 19 (86% in)
  • He scowled at first; then, as if recollecting something, he said — "Right, right!
    Chapter 21 (21% in)
  • How often had it lowered on me menace and hate! and how the recollection of childhood's terrors and sorrows revived as I traced its harsh line now!
    Chapter 21 (49% in)
  • You were born, I think, to be my torment: my last hour is racked by the recollection of a deed which, but for you, I should never have been tempted to commit.
    Chapter 21 (94% in)
  • Yesterday I trusted well in Providence, and believed that events were working together for your good and mine: it was a fine day, if you recollect — the calmness of the air and sky forbade apprehensions respecting your safety or comfort on your journey.
    Chapter 25 (48% in)
  • I cleared and steadied my voice to reply: "All is changed about me, sir; I must change too — there is no doubt of that; and to avoid fluctuations of feeling, and continual combats with recollections and associations, there is only one way — Adele must have a new governess, sir."
    Chapter 27 (12% in)
  • Oh, Adele will go to school — I have settled that already; nor do I mean to torment you with the hideous associations and recollections of Thornfield Hall — this accursed place — this tent of Achan — this insolent vault, offering the ghastliness of living death to the light of the open sky — this narrow stone hell, with its one real fiend, worse than a legion of such as we imagine.
    Chapter 27 (13% in)
  • mixed with the air I breathed; and besides, I remembered I had once been her husband — that recollection was then, and is now, inexpressibly odious to me; moreover, I knew that while she lived I could never be the husband of another and better wife; and, though five years my senior (her family and her father had lied to me even in the particular of her age), she was likely to live as long as I, being as robust in frame as she was infirm in mind.
    Chapter 27 (41% in)
  • I now hate the recollection of the time I passed with Celine, Giacinta, and Clara.
    Chapter 27 (59% in)
  • It was a snowy day, I recollect, and you could not go out of doors.
    Chapter 27 (64% in)
  • Some say there is enjoyment in looking back to painful experience past; but at this day I can scarcely bear to review the times to which I allude: the moral degradation, blent with the physical suffering, form too distressing a recollection ever to be willingly dwelt on.
    Chapter 28 (42% in)
  • The recollection of about three days and nights succeeding this is very dim in my mind.
    Chapter 29 (0% in)
  • No." I felt a burning glow mount to my face; for bitter and agitating recollections were awakened by the allusion to marriage.
    Chapter 29 (73% in)
  • When you are at Madagascar, or at the Cape, or in India, would it be a consolation to have that memento in your possession? or would the sight of it bring recollections calculated to enervate and distress?
    Chapter 32 (60% in)
  • The first time I found St. John alone after this communication, I felt tempted to inquire if the event distressed him: but he seemed so little to need sympathy, that, so far from venturing to offer him more, I experienced some shame at the recollection of what I had already hazarded.
    Chapter 34 (32% in)

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