re-collect

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Related to re-collects: Recollet, recounts

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.
See also: recollect

re-collect (oneself)

To become composed again, especially after one has been flustered or confused.
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But it is more than just rejected specimens and re-collects that plague laboratories receiving blood drawn by nonlaboratory personnel," says Dennis J.
Wheatley's epic tells of "becoming" American as she re-collects the traces of Others - a process in which her readers must engage if they answer her call for recognition as an Other.
Cornell's ethical mourners become chiffoniers as they re-collect the traces of the "Other," gathering and re-membering fragments of identities.
The reader must parody herself, and resign herself to the task of recollecting the remains of Others so that she can re-collect her own "self.
In the end, this historical overlap resolves the contradictions among Beloved's identities, for Beloved re-collects the history of all the "disremembered and unaccounted for" (274) who fell victim to the African American genocide.
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