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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.
References in classic literature ?
His good friend Perry, too, whom he had spoken to on the subject, did not at present recollect any thing of the riddle kind; but he had desired Perry to be upon the watch, and as he went about so much, something, he thought, might come from that quarter.
But I can remember nothing;not even that particular riddle which you have heard me mention; I can only recollect the first stanza; and there are several.
And that is all that I can recollect of itbut it is very clever all the way through.
Do not you recollect, I came about six weeks ago to plead for clemency, as I come to-day to plead for justice.
You will see now, my dear friend, that I shall recollect his name quite well.
I recollect Peggotty and I peeping out at them from my little window; I recollect how closely they seemed to be examining the sweetbriar between them, as they strolled along; and how, from being in a perfectly angelic temper, Peggotty turned cross in a moment, and brushed my hair the wrong way, excessively hard.
It touches me nearly now, although I tell it lightly, to recollect how eager I was to leave my happy home; to think how little I suspected what I did leave for ever.
I am glad to recollect that when the carrier's cart was at the gate, and my mother stood there kissing me, a grateful fondness for her and for the old place I had never turned my back upon before, made me cry.
I am glad to recollect that when the carrier began to move, my mother ran out at the gate, and called to him to stop, that she might kiss me once more.
Mentioning recollecting,' said Mrs Boffin, with her work abandoned, her eyes upon the fire, and her chin upon her hand, 'do you recollect, Noddy, how you said to Mr Rokesmith when he first came to see us at the Bower, and you engaged him--how you said to him that if it had pleased Heaven to send John Harmon to his fortune safe, we could have been content with the one Mound which was our legacy, and should never have wanted the rest?
If one recollects correctly, this is an Islamic republic.
The marker gives a detailed albeit brief history in Filipino of the site which it identified as the Church and Convent of the Recollects.
Even the account of the first mission of the Augustinian Recollects to the country bore no record of any black image resembling the Senor.
Contract notice: Portal Restore, Classified As Historical Monuments, The Fire Recollects In Versailles (78).
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.