- calm; composed.
- remembered; recalled.
- characterized by or given to contemplation.
Origin of recollected
- to collect, gather, or assemble again (something scattered).
- to rally (one's faculties, powers, spirits, etc.); recover or compose (oneself).
Origin of re-collect
First recorded in 1605–15
- to recall to mind; recover knowledge of by memory; remember.
- to absorb (oneself) in spiritual meditation, especially during prayer.
- to have a recollection; remember.
Origin of recollect
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1. See remember.
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Examples from the Web for recollected
If perhaps some conversations are recollected here with incredible level of accuracy, the narrative is better off for it.This Week’s Hot Reads: June 5, 2012
Nicholas Mancusi, Jimmy So
June 6, 2012
He recalled his condescending tone to her, and recollected his anxiety about the jar.In the Midst of Alarms
Angelique recollected the night she had passed there under the protection of these saints.The Dream
I belonged to this boat, and I now recollected that she had been towing astern.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
I have since recollected, that I must have looked very saucily.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
Lumley recollected that such had been the real name of Mrs. Cameron.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
- (when tr, often takes a clause as object) to recall from memory; remember
C16: from Latin recolligere to gather again, from re- + colligere to collect 1
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Word Origin and History for recollected
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