Definition of recollection
1a : tranquility of mindb : religious contemplation
2a : the action or power of recalling to mindb : something recalled to the mind
Examples of recollection in a Sentence
Her recollection of the accident is very different from mine.
She has only a vague recollection of her seventh birthday party.
His novel is largely based on his own recollections of his childhood in the inner city.
Recent Examples of recollection from the Web
But as the 10th anniversary approaches, some recollections of that day: ____ MARY LYONS, bank branch manager Lyons was working at the Bank of America branch in Cheshire when Hawke-Petit came to withdraw cash.
But as the 10th anniversary approaches, some recollections of that day: ____
Goldstone also said his recollection of the meeting largely tracked with the account given by the president's son, as outlined in the Sunday statement Trump Jr. released in response to a Times story on the June 2016 meeting.
These rely on their subjects to report their past experiences, which could be marred by poor recollection or biased by the desire to pinpoint a cause of disease.
More women have begun speaking out, flooding social media with raw recollections ripped from their work lives of being subjected to leering bosses, crude remarks and being groped and assaulted.
Even photos of me from past times don’t prompt any recollection.
The story also includes Cosby's recollections and rationale.
In the third movement, the reoccurring motive glimmered through the orchestra like a pleasant but vague memory that becomes more dear with every recollection.
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RECOLLECTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of recollection for English Language Learners
: the act of remembering something or the ability to remember something
: something from the past that is remembered
RECOLLECTION Defined for Kids
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