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Definition of Recollection

Recollection

  1. The act of recollecting, or recalling to the memory; the operation by which objects are recalled to the memory, or ideas revived in the mind; reminiscence; remembrance.
  2. The power of recalling ideas to the mind, or the period within which things can be recollected; remembrance; memory; as, an event within my recollection.
  3. That which is recollected; something called to mind; reminiscence.
  4. The act or practice of collecting or concentrating the mind; concentration; self-control.

Recollection Quotations

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
George Bernard Shaw

On the recollection of so many and great favours and blessings, I now, with a high sense of gratitude, presume to offer up my sincere thanks to the Almighty, the Creator and Preserver.
William Bartram

The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow.
Washington Irving

I didn't really hear any other music other than what my dad was working on until I was 12. My recollection of hearing other music was that I liked some things that I heard but I always thought, 'Where's the rest of it?' It didn't have the same amount of detail or instrumentation or imagination in the arrangements.
Dweezil Zappa

Memory is a great artist. For every man and for every woman it makes the recollection of his or her life a work of art and an unfaithful record.
Andre Maurois
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Recollection Translations

recollection in Afrikaans is herdenking, herinnering
recollection in Danish is hukommelse, erindring
recollection in Dutch is geheugen, heugenis, herinnering
recollection in German is Erinnerung
recollection in Italian is ricordo
recollection in Latin is recordatio, memoria
recollection in Swedish is erinran
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