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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

You're not a baby boomer if you don't have a visceral recollection of a Kennedy and a King assassination, a Beatles breakup, a U.S. defeat in Vietnam, and a Watergate.
P. J. O'Rourke

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

A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

From childhood I was passionately fond of music and wanted to be a musician. I have no recollection of any real desire ever to be anything else.
John Philip Sousa
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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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