ADJ. clear, distinct, vivid | dim, faint, hazy, vague | earliest | sudden | painful | personal
VERB + RECOLLECTION have (no) I have only a vague recollection of sunshine and sand. I have absolutely no recollection of the incident. | bring back The place brought back painful recollections. | chuckle at/in, laugh at, smile at/in | shudder at
PREP. in ~ She stared at him in sudden recollection. | ~ from recollections from Eliot's own life
PHRASES to the best of your recollection To the best of my recollection (= if I remember correctly), he was not there that day.