Origin of recollection
OTHER WORDS FROM recollectionmis·rec·ol·lec·tion, nounnon·rec·ol·lec·tion, nounself-rec·ol·lec·tion, noun
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How to use recollection in a sentence
The act of recollection allows us to mentally time travel to a past event, and this allows us to imagine a future as well as a past.
In that way, it’s helpful for recollection to render the memory of an event malleable, so that it may be integrated with the present.
I’ve known Burns for a long time, and told her my recollection was she had always opposed quotas.
No wonder we have a feeling of recollection on such evenings.What the Meadow Teaches Us - Issue 90: Something Green|Andreas Weber|September 16, 2020|Nautilus
Goldsmith and Aguirre both said they had no recollection of any attempts to repeal the law.SDPD Says it Will Stop Enforcing Seditious Language Law|Kate Nucci|August 17, 2020|Voice of San Diego
It opens with Huckabee's dramatic recollection of going through security at the airport.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Marlow Stern|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|John Boot|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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’|Kevin Fallon|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are unquestionably penitent now; but then, you know, they have the recollection of very recent suffering fresh upon them.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
That evening in the gondola, with one old and two newer friends, is marked with a white stone in my recollection.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
My earliest recollection in connection with railways is my first railway journey, which took place when I was four years of age.
He cannot live; and the doctor says that neither speech nor recollection can return before he dies.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
For many a day afterwards my cheek glowed with pleasure at the recollection of that sweet obeisance.