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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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Most rejected specimens (87.7%) were ultimately recollected, 1.1% were relabeled/corrected, and 11.2% were abandoned (neither recollected nor relabeled/corrected).
In this example, one recognizes this as Simmias' picture, but Socrates does not say that one has recollected Simmias.
Morrison shows that the mutations of time often place language out of reach, so that former words cannot be recollected:
As George Gilbert Scott recollected: 'Though his actual architecture was scarcely worthy of his genius, the result of his efforts [was] in the revival of "true principles" as well as in the recovery of all sorts of subsidiary arts.'
Come, let us follow down stations of the night those elusive strangers who have settled for a lesser world's recollected light-- a single stone tunes the sky.
Would that more of us recollected Crockett's credo.
As We Were (1946) recollected family life between 1850 and 1900, with pictures collected by Otto Bettmann.
Which words recollected here by me alone keep you from obscurity.
She recollected: "I was waitressing at night and barely making enough to eat anything." (ANI)
Such aspects include an emphasis on "local and national history, geography, and society," remembered correctly in two ways: first, recalled historically as "only what really happened" and, second, recollected righteously, according to the justice of both divine and human law (56).
The fill, as the main panels are called, repeated a large composite image of a range of landscape icons, from palm trees to Rocky Mountain waterfalls; the scene announced the kind of botanical anomalies Marti finds in the recollected landscapes of Frederic Church as well as the geographical peculiarities in some panoramas of nineteenth-century "scenics." But Marti's take on transporting wallpaper also evoked the psychedelic vernacular of the '60s and '70s and awakened the viewer's sense of nostalgia.
Embroidery, a process of manual labor that evolves over time, becomes a form of narration and of reelaboration of recollected images.
These splotches constituted a second plane of the image; rather than touching on a recollected reality via associations or effects of recognition, this plane functioned as a screen linking the spatial-physical reality and the pictured one.