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Synonyms for recollection

Synonyms for recollection

the power of retaining and recalling past experience

an act or instance of remembering

Synonyms for recollection

the ability to recall past occurrences

the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)

something recalled to the mind

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The shouting I need not mention - it was the merest drop in an ocean of noise - and yet the character of the gale seems contained in the recollection of one small, not particularly impressive, sallow man without a cap and with a very still face.
Aroused by this signal, slight as it was, he sprang upon his feet with a confused recollection of the self-imposed duty he had assumed with the commencement of the night.
Lady Glyde's recollection of the events which followed her departure from Blackwater Park began with her arrival at the London terminus of the South Western Railway.
After this singular introduction--in the course of which no names, to the best of Lady Glyde's recollection, had been mentioned--she was left alone with the stranger.
Overcome by a flood of unusual and extraordinary sensations, and stimulated by tender and long dormant recollections, strangely and unexpectedly revived, the old man had just self-command enough to add, in a voice that was hollow and unnatural, through the efforts he made to command it--
They both retained impressions of the dangers they had passed, by far too vivid easily to lose the recollection of any of their fellow- actors.
The same stimulus will not produce the same recollection in another man who did not share your former experience, although the former experience left no OBSERVABLE traces in the structure of the brain.
The clearest instance of what I mean is recollection of a past event.
The recollection of Bill's performance stimulated Miss Leonard into a temporary wakefulness, and she giggled.
From herself to Jane-- from Jane to Bingley, her thoughts were in a line which soon brought to her recollection that Mr.
After wandering along the lane for two hours, giving way to every variety of thought--re-considering events, determining probabilities, and reconciling herself, as well as she could, to a change so sudden and so important, fatigue, and a recollection of her long absence, made her at length return home; and she entered the house with the wish of appearing cheerful as usual, and the resolution of repressing such reflections as must make her unfit for conversation.
Moreover, the recollection of the rejection and the part he had played in the affair tortured him with shame.
For a moment he remembered all the anguish he had suffered on her account, and he was sick with the recollection of his pain.
The recollection of her suffering and of his own humiliation seemed to render more overwhelming the compassion he felt now.
Particularly vivid, humiliating, and shameful was the recollection of how one day soon after his marriage he came out of the bedroom into his study a little before noon in his silk dressing gown and found his head steward there, who, bowing respectfully, looked into his face and at his dressing gown and smiled slightly, as if expressing respectful understanding of his employer's happiness.