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recollect (oneself)

To remember or become aware of one's purpose, intention, or situation, especially after a momentary interruption, diversion, or distraction; to become recomposed. The protestor's chants threw the presentation into chaos for a moment, but the speaker soon recollected himself and carried on as before. She appeared to drift off into thought halfway through her story, before recollecting herself and picking up where she left off.
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re-collect (oneself)

To become composed again, especially after one has been flustered or confused.
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If a clot is present, a marker note is made on the label and the nurse is contacted to re-collect the specimen.
Firefight trucks have left, presumably in order to re-collect firefighting water," said the reporter.
The "Mission: Impossible" star isattached to a script from"Cars" and "Tangled" writer Dan Fogelman about a politician who has an affair and heads back home to re-collect his spiraling out of control life.
A brilliant kick-off from Westoe saw them re-collect the ball and fly-half Mark Bedworth, who pulled the strings all day for Westoe, found space from an inside pass to score Westoe's third try.
Yet she also has seen pettiness, jealousy, and lack of integrity in others and felt relief that she wasn't like that; now she is ready to re-collect those projections and claim those qualities for herself as well; indeed, "I am that, too.
When this is happening it is important for you to get away from the situation to give yourself a chance to calm down and re-collect.
A potential problem faced by IVM is the lack of sustained interest by communities that are responsible for the maintenance of IVM strategies--for instance, ensuring that water does not re-collect in ditches.
An opportunity for a group of nurse scholars from the past four decades of postgraduate nursing education to meet together and re-collect their memories birthed this paper.
There was a small crew from Waste Management, and the company arranged for a large open-top container to re-collect the trash.
In order to take a NIR spectral measurement, the system must be able to illuminate a powder through a window in the blending bin, re-collect light scattered from the sample and route it to a detection system.
In a process that reverses writers' creative dispersion of Poe's poem, his critics attempt to re-collect Poe by separating fact from fiction.