“Art exists so that one may recover the sensation of life,” as literary critic Viktor Shklovsky said.
Had Dean beaten Kerry in Iowa, it would have been extremely hard for the Massachusetts senator to recover.
The college-educated and the married were the most likely to recover; the non-college and unmarried were least likely to recover.
But can the country and its leaders ever recover from these months of messy, scary brinksmanship?
Attempts to set the record straight only fueled the scandal, and neither his reputation nor his spirits would ever recover.
We never thought of following the trail of the Indians to recover our horses.
A crusade is a war to recover the Holy Land from the paynim.
In the meantime the corporal had been picked up, and the men were attempting to recover him.
She could not recover her ease of mind until she had the certainty that she was still beloved.
At present I wanted her to recover completely from the effects of her experience.
c.1300, "to regain consciousness," from Anglo-French rekeverer (13c.), Old French recovrer "come back, return; regain health; procure, get again" (11c.), from Medieval Latin recuperare "to recover" (source of Spanish recobrar, Italian ricoverare; see recuperation). Meaning "to regain health or strength" is from early 14c.; sense of "to get (anything) back" is first attested mid-14c. Related: Recovered; recovering.