re·​col·​lect·​ed ˌrē-kə-ˈlek-təd How to pronounce recollected (audio)

Examples of recollected in a Sentence

are you recollected enough to talk about your close call?
Recent Examples on the Web Most history begins and ends with personal witness, and even written documents, after all, were very often once spoken memories, with many of the best histories depending on recollected conversation, from Boswell’s life of Dr. Johnson to the court memoirs of Saint-Simon. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 28 Nov. 2022 Abby therefore spends the night imagining her way through the various rooms of her own life, attempting to attach each beat of her speech to a recollected physical space. Lynn Steger Strong, Los Angeles Times, 26 Jan. 2023 The substance of such recollected moments here isn’t all that different from the thumbnail making-of-a-champion profiles that regularly punctuate Olympics broadcasts. Ben Brantley, New York Times, 24 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1595, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of recollected was in 1595

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“Recollected.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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