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  • adj. Of or pertaining to recollection.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the power of recollecting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the power of recollecting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. good at remembering


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  • 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.

    The Barbadoes Girl A Tale for Young People

  • 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.

    Could an Abba reunion ever top The Day Before You Came?

  • 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!

    Cinnamon Roll

  • Her body, broken out and mottled, was like a map, one recollective of my attentions.

    Cinnamon Roll

  • Essays can do it, recollective meandering can do it, but real narrative does it much, much better.

    On Narrative Non-Fiction | Spontaneous ∂erivation

  • 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' – the sense of the self in the past.

    Boing Boing: January 29, 2006 - February 4, 2006 Archives

  • 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.

    Plato's Middle Period Metaphysics and Epistemology

  • 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.

    Mind Hacks: July 2006 Archives

  • 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 Ar†™ s glory, the young in whom flowed the blood of their fathers, and the hope of the city†™ s future.

    Magicians of Gor


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