View synonyms for recollected


[ rek-uh-lek-tid ]


  1. calm; composed.
  2. remembered; recalled.
  3. characterized by or given to contemplation.

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Other Words From

  • recol·lected·ly adverb
  • recol·lected·ness noun
  • unrec·ol·lected adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of recollected1

First recorded in 1620–30; recollect, re-collect + -ed 2

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Example Sentences

Several airlines went bankrupt, and the government responded with a little-recollected federal bailout.

There was, as usual, a crowd of folk about the door, but none whom Rip recollected.

If perhaps some conversations are recollected here with incredible level of accuracy, the narrative is better off for it.

He only recollected one of his colleagues, because of something rather unusual that seemed to flash from his eyes.

It will be recollected that in the last chapter the appointment of a council of regency at Lahore was recorded.

Then the father recollected his perjured vow, and his witnesses, the weasel and the well.

George recollected to have seen what he described as a river of quartz sixty feet broad, and running between two black rocks.

Lejoillie recollected having heard of the species, which is called the sleeping-spider.


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