recollect (oneself)

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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.
See also: recollect

recollect (oneself)

To become aware of one's immediate situation or purpose after a distraction: recollected myself after the interruption.

re-collect (oneself)

To become composed again, especially after one has been flustered or confused.
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As for how that will affect Deimos, it will be a big shock when everyone finally comes out of their fogs when morning once again comes. As they all awaken from their drugged states and start to recollect themselves and try to move on from the party, they will be shocked when a dead body is lying in their midst-and that body will belong to none other than Deimos.
Too often today churches, designed as multipurpose halls or with the sole objective of gathering the assembly for the liturgy, become dead at the end of the celebrations and do not invite the faithful to enter so as to recollect themselves in prayer.