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recollect
used in The Remains of the Day

11 uses
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Definition
to remember — especially experiences from long ago
  • The fact is, I have tended increasingly of late to indulge myself in such recollections.
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (34% in)
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.)
  • But on that particular winter's night I am recollecting the dining room was for some reason out of use, and Lord Darlington was dining with a solitary guest - I believe it was Sir Richard Fox, a colleague from his lordship's Foreign Office days - in the vastness of the banqueting hall.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (40% in)
  • My recollection of Mr Lewis is that of a gentleman of generous dimensions with a genial smile that rarely left his face.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (61% in)
  • The German countess then began to speak, but I was at this point, for some reason I do not recollect, obliged to leave the drawing room for an extended period.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (72% in)
  • These were - I recollect it clearly - his lordship's actual words and so it is not simply my fantasy that the state of the silver had made a small, but significant contribution towards the easing of relations between Lord Halifax and Herr Ribbentrop that evening.
    3m — Day 3 - Morning (56% in)
  • So it was, then, that while speeding along between large open fields, no human being or vehicle apparent for miles, or else steering carefully through marvellous little villages, some no more than a cluster of a few stone cottages, I found myself yet again turning over certain recollections from the past.
    4a — Day 4 - Afternoon (30% in)
  • It is a recollection of standing alone in the back corridor before the closed door of Miss Kenton's parlour; I was not actually facing the door, but standing with my person half turned towards it, transfixed by indecision as to whether or not I should knock; for at that moment, as I recall, I had been struck by the conviction that behind that very door, just a few yards from me, Miss Kenton was in fact crying.
    4a — Day 4 - Afternoon (31% in)
  • It occurs to me that elsewhere in attempting to gather such recollections, I may well have asserted that this memory derived from the minutes immediately after Miss Kenton's receiving news of her aunt's death; that is to say, the occasion when, having left her to be alone with her grief, I realized out in the corridor that I had not offered her my condolences.
    4a — Day 4 - Afternoon (33% in)
  • Miss Kenton, I thought, became visibly happier when I talked about the house and soon we were recollecting together various old memories, frequently laughing over them.
    6e — Day 6 - Evening (24% in)
  • We had been enjoying some recollection or other concerning the young Mr Cardinal, so that I was then obliged to go on to inform Miss Kenton of the gentleman's being killed in Belgium during the war.
    6e — Day 6 - Evening (25% in)
  • I would suppose he had been sitting here next to me for some minutes without my noticing him, so absorbed had I become with my recollections of meeting Miss Kenton two days ago.
    6e — Day 6 - Evening (66% in)

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