Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the power of recollecting.
- adj. Of or pertaining to recollection.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having the power of recollecting.
- adj. good at remembering
“The opiate had now spent itself, and Matilda, giving a slight shudder, awoke, and looked at Ellen with a kind of recollective gaze, that recalled the events of the morning, and which was succeeded by a sense of pain.”
“Throughout, the lyrics are oddly imprecise – every sentence begins with "I must have …" or "I'm pretty sure …" – and it's this vague recollective tone that gives her account a tinge of unreality, even fiction.”
“Similarly her beauty has not, as yet at least, as you can see, been graced by the imprinting upon it of some delicate emblem indicative of the status of property, some device recollective of the unmistakable, transforming kiss of the blazing iron!”
“Her body, broken out and mottled, was like a map, one recollective of my attentions.”
“Essays can do it, recollective meandering can do it, but real narrative does it much, much better.”
“Dr Moulin believes a circuit in our temporal lobe fires up when we recall the past, creating the experience of remembering but also a 'recollective experience' â the sense of the self in the past.”
“However we account for the inadequacy of perception the task remains to explore how we get from perception, which stimulates the recollective process, to belief and eventually to recollect or otherwise know Forms.”
“Subsequent experiments attempted to elucidate the relationship between experimentally-induced déjà vu and recollective experience responses, suggesting that déjà vu can either be experienced as inappropriate remembering or as excess familiarity.”
“Martin and Deutscher (1966), developing a causal theory of memory, argued that the past experience itself must have been causally operative in producing (intervening) states which are in turn causally operative in producing the present recollective experience.”
“Yet how unfair was this to the perceptive young, piercing the propaganda, scorning the public boards, recognizing without being told what was being done to them and their city, smarting with shame, burning with indignation, recollective of Arâ ™ s glory, the young in whom flowed the blood of their fathers, and the hope of the cityâ ™ s future.”
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