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v. rec·ol·lect·ed, rec·ol·lect·ing, rec·ol·lects
To use one's memory to become aware of (something); recall to mind.
To remember something; have a recollection.
recollect (oneself)
To become aware of one's immediate situation or purpose after a distraction: recollected myself after the interruption.

[Medieval Latin recolligere, recollēct-, from Latin, to gather up : re-, re- + colligere, to collect; see collect1.]

rec′ol·lec′tive adj.
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Adj.1.recollective - good at remembering; "a retentive mind"; "tenacious memory"
mindful, aware - bearing in mind; attentive to; "ever mindful of her health"; "mindful of his responsibilities"; "mindful of these criticisms, I shall attempt to justify my action"
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References in classic literature ?
The brutal and bloody interruption by Tha, the mad priest, passed vividly before the ape-man's recollective eyes, the flight of the votaries before the insane blood lust of the hideous creature, the brutal attack upon La, and his own part of the grim tragedy when he had battled with the infuriated Oparian and left him dead at the feet of the priestess he would have profaned.
Exploring the recollective experience during autobiographical memory retrieval in amnestic mild cognitive impairment.
An exploratory high-density EEG investigation of the misinformation effect: Attentional and recollective differences between true and false perceptual memories.
"People buying his pictures at the time really wanted recollective scenes but it wasn't really his thing," says Sarah as we stand before a painterly explosion of russet and purple and grey.
Bunce, "Cognitive support at encoding attenuates age differences in recollective experience among adults of lower frontal lobe function," Neuropsychology, vol.
Java, "Forgetting in recognition memory with and without recollective experience," Memory & Cognition, vol.
This section includes more dialogue than the previous recollective narrative of Eliza, with repeating ellipses and breakages of thought.
The project has been chronicled by award-winning team Recollective, featuring writer Alison Irvine, photographer Chris Leslie and Mitch Millar, who brings the story together in pictures and words, through "dialectograms".
Where much of the current research being done in media sociology can be ahistorical, Schudson deftly sifts through archival papers (and memoirs and recollective interviews) to understand the motivations of individual actors, the preliminary ideas (and the originators of those ideas) that underpinned reform movements, and the key decisions of underappreciated bureaucracies that would have outsized and ongoing influence.