Origin of recollection
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- the act of re-collecting or the state of being re-collected.
Origin of re-collection
Examples from the Web for recollection
I had no memory of the other two, and that information was used to discredit my recollection of what had happened to me.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything
December 16, 2014
She woke up and realized she had no recollection of the past several hours.How Bill Cosby Allegedly Silenced His Accusers Through A Tabloid Smear Campaign
November 21, 2014
Twenty-six years later, Su Meck is still learning about the family she raised and the husband she has no recollection of marrying.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Sept. 22-28, 2014
September 28, 2014
Whose first recollection of sexual arousal was watching Jackie Earle Haley in Bad News Bears.Speed Read: Lena Dunham’s Most Shocking Confessions From ‘Not That Kind of Girl’
September 26, 2014
“My recollection is that Governor Romney sent the National Guard in within 24 hours,” he says.Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Shows Us How Not to Govern
August 19, 2014
Exhausted in mind and body, she could not long endure this tide of recollection.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
The assistant said I needed him, but, to the best of my recollection, he kneaded me.
The recollection of what you have done is ever present to me.
Her smile of recollection was reflected in the faces of her friends.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
At last Max seemed to remember about it, and laughed at the recollection.Rico and Wiseli
- the act of recalling something from memory; the ability to remember
- something remembered; a memory
Word Origin and History for recollection
1590s, "a gathering together again," from French récollection (14c.) or directly from Medieval Latin recollectionem (nominative recollectio), noun of action from past participle stem of recolligere (see recollect). Meaning "act of recalling to memory" is from 1680s; a thing or scene so recalled, from 1781.