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noun as in remembrance

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noun as in memory

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The act of recollection allows us to mentally time travel to a past event, and this allows us to imagine a future as well as a past.

In that way, it’s helpful for recollection to render the memory of an event malleable, so that it may be integrated with the present.

I’ve known Burns for a long time, and told her my recollection was she had always opposed quotas.

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No wonder we have a feeling of recollection on such evenings.

Goldsmith and Aguirre both said they had no recollection of any attempts to repeal the law.

It opens with Huckabee's dramatic recollection of going through security at the airport.

I had no memory of the other two, and that information was used to discredit my recollection of what had happened to me.

She woke up and realized she had no recollection of the past several hours.

Twenty-six years later, Su Meck is still learning about the family she raised and the husband she has no recollection of marrying.

Whose first recollection of sexual arousal was watching Jackie Earle Haley in Bad News Bears.

They are unquestionably penitent now; but then, you know, they have the recollection of very recent suffering fresh upon them.

That evening in the gondola, with one old and two newer friends, is marked with a white stone in my recollection.

My earliest recollection in connection with railways is my first railway journey, which took place when I was four years of age.

He cannot live; and the doctor says that neither speech nor recollection can return before he dies.

For many a day afterwards my cheek glowed with pleasure at the recollection of that sweet obeisance.


On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to recollection, such as: memory, reminiscence, recall, and retrospection.

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