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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COLLECTED

They had collected some of the emu feathers, which were lying all about.

You will take the command of such men as will be collected from Capts.

He collected his thoughts to the best of his ability to answer the questions put to him.

He was not at all like the Crane she knew, the cold, collected banker.

The sight of three persons' eyes was melted and collected into that single one.

He limped about on his crutches, collected all things needful, and sat down to work.

Other enormous sums are collected from those who sell to brewers.

He collected what he wanted grain by grain from bushels of chaff.

I then returned to the house, and collected a few of my clothes.

Fie had collected twenty-four of us, whom he called his 'disciples,' and shamed am I to say, I was one.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c. (transitive), from Old French collecter "to collect" (late 14c.), from Latin collectus, past participle of colligere "gather together," from com- "together" (see com-) + legere "to gather" (see lecture (n.)). The intransitive sense is attested from 1794. Related: Collected; collecting. As an adjective meaning "paid by the recipient" it is attested from 1893, originally with reference to telegrams.

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