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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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recollect (oneself)

To become aware of one's immediate situation or purpose after a distraction: recollected myself after the interruption.
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The Recollect Fathers worked to spread devotion to the Black Nazarene all over the country.
Carmel were both brought by the Augustinian Recollects in the country.
The association with nonstat priority may be a simple function of lower clinical urgency and a decision to wait for the next routine phlebotomy session or next urine collection opportunity to recollect a rejected specimen.
Yet, it is equally difficult to recollect any other instance in the recent times when a particular incident has been so widely discussed in a unifying voice of human interest and solidarity.
We've all done it, found ourselves unable to recollect the
He sees no fear in any man, Wide eyed he views the world, And through his eyes I recollect, When I was just a girl.
The meeting also provided the opportunity to recollect, ahead of commemoration of the April 9th events, the martyrs' sacrifices for dignity and freedom, and to express recognition and consideration to Tunisia's freedom-fighters and to their rich activist itinerary.
I don't recollect for definite, but I think I must have done."
CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, BUT DON'T I RECOLLECT TELLING YOU BOYS TO DO SIX-SHOOTER PM?
I had often thought of pictures of them before I had ever touched a pencil and your picture (The White Horse) is one of the strongest instances I can recollect.' The vital element is that Constable is recreating his childhood memories.
He will recollect, perhaps, that Stratford is a summer jumping course, so we are rightfully proud of our chilled soup in the summer months!
Over fifty Korean women provide nonfiction surveys which recollect their experiences in Korean, from a merchant who escaped with her sisters in a rowboat under Russian gunfire to a young professional's secret wedding to a co-worker.
This record of his life and Canada's barely acknowledged revolution provides a new departure point for the pro-life movement, an opportunity to recollect and draw up new battle plans.
As Cribiore points out, the Greek word for reading, anagignoskein, literally means "know again." To read is to recognize and recollect.