1. To collect again after an attempted previous collection.
2. To refresh, rejuvenate oneself.
1. That goddamn orphanage keeps calling our house in a futile effort to recollect donations.
2. I hate everything right now; I need to go home, recollect myself, and read the dictionary.
by Dr. Merriam-Webster February 20, 2009
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Teh process of thinking back to when times were either worse or better - all thoughts being memories.
My recollection of that holiday was that it was the start of a nationwide phenomena
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A memory recalled inacuratley, to unconsciously protect against guilt, anxiety, or unwanted associations.
Are you kidding? She must be having convenient recollection!
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Typically invoked by governmental officials during sworn testimony to the U.S. Congress to deny potentially damaging -- politically and/or criminally -- behavior.
From the 1994 film "Clear and Present Danger" starring Harrison Ford:

Jack Ryan: Who authorized this?
Robert Ritter: I'm sure they'll ask you that.
Jack Ryan: Who authorized it?
Robert Ritter: I have no recollection, Senator
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Your a lying one-upmanship victim whinger.
Meghan: I have been subject to racial and other abuse.

Queen Elizabeth II: Recollections may vary.
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Only being able to remember particular fragments of memories or ideas from an earlier time where the context of such memories are no longer recoverable.
I had a really good idea last night, but can't seem to remember what it is. It must be a bad case of memory recollection fragmentation.

The guy has a really bad case of memory recollection fragmentation. It took all month to engineer the tissue to CPU membrane but forgot a critical step.

Old age produces memory recollection fragmentation. Most of our patients have trouble integrating life's memories into a coherent timeline.
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