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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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But that was short-lived, because another vicissitude occurred: The Augustinian Recollects defrocked the Talangpaz sisters.
In 1617, the Order of Augustinian Recollects (OAR) set on their third mission to the Philippines from Spain, led by Fr.
The marker gives a detailed albeit brief history in Filipino of the site which it identified as the Church and Convent of the Recollects.
In the hour-long film The Coronation, the Queen recollects: "I've seen one coronation, and been the recipient in the other, which is pretty remarkable."
"Kuwait fondly recollects Palestinian contributions to pedagogy and the passion with which Palestinian instructors have imparted their knowledge to the people of Kuwait," Abbas told the contingent of teachers on Saturday.
Contract notice: Portal Restore, Classified As Historical Monuments, The Fire Recollects In Versailles (78).
This picture was taken in Ryland Street Ladywood, up our yard, as my mother recollects clearly the scene.
The Sovereign also recollects the late scholar's Islamic virtues and action to disseminate these virtues both in Senegal and in Morocco where he was highly respected for his spiritual impact at the service of Islamic unity and consolidation of brotherly bonds, especially between Morocco and Senegal.
The film, which will be directed by Bill Condon, is adapted from Mitch Cullin's 2005 novel and tracks an elderly Sherlock Holmes, played by Ian McKellen, as he recollects the unsolved case that forced him into retirement to his housekeeper and her young son, Deadline.com reported.
ROM ReCollects: You write the history of the ROM (1914-2014)
OK, I refrained from commenting on this'n before, as I never figgered anyone else cared, nor remembered, but since there's been such a response, am I the only one who recollects the Universal Enforcer?
The movie travels between the present and the past as blind former film-maker Harry Caine (Lluis Homar) recollects his tragic love affair with tortured actress Lena (Cruz).
While the account concedes that when one recollects one's attitude to what is recollected cannot be one of observation, it nevertheless accommodates the notion that episodic recollection involves a form of mental time travel--a case of revisiting, or reacquaintance with, some past episode.
He recollects after he left home and returned decades later as his father is in the twilight of his life.
As Jasper recollects the fantastical events that led to his father's last days, he recounts a boyhood of outrageous schemes and shocking discoveries made about his infamous criminal uncle Terry, his mysteriously absent mother, and Martin's constant losing battle to make his mark on the world.