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Word: revert

Definition: relapse; backslide; turn back to; return to the former owner; N. reversion


Sentences Containing 'revert'

'I shall never, Master Copperfield,' said Mrs. Micawber, 'revert to the period when Mr. Micawber was in difficulties, without thinking of you.
1869 saw Davis revert to his original trade, opening a tailors shop in the main street of the town.
A drastic reduction in the work force may cause the colony to revert to the caste structure of a young colony, which does not have soldiers.
Additionally, Nintendo World Report's Michael Cole thought that most players would revert to standard courts "after being 'unfairly defeated' by ghosts, paint, or some other trap."
After a change to the administration of Findlay in the summer of 2003, the University announced on January 6, 2004 that the ice hockey program would revert to club and intramural status.
Although he changed, producer Lucy Allan wanted him to revert.
As with boroughs, a number of non-coextensive cities have also disincorporated over the years, choosing to revert to full town control.
Barton is able to revert objects, as well as an erased park, at which point Mary discloses that she is also aware of the Change and the prior Millgate.
Boroughs are not found in any of the other New England states, and are not very common in Connecticut today, although they were somewhat more numerous in the past. A number of boroughs have disincorporated over the years, choosing to revert to full town control.
But when a breed has been crossed only once by some other breed, the offspring occasionally show for many generations a tendency to revert in character to the foreign breed--some say, for a dozen or even a score of generations.
By 2006, WEBN was added to the Nielsen BDS active rock panel, only to revert to mainstream rock the following year.
Days later, Osiris, still not convinced, plans to leave Khandaq forever with Sobek, who persuades the teenager to reject the powers of Black Adam and revert to Amon to rid himself of his 'curse'.
Either, first, that all the several imagined aboriginal stocks were coloured and marked like the rock-pigeon, although no other existing species is thus coloured and marked, so that in each separate breed there might be a tendency to revert to the very same colours and markings.
For in this case the variability will seldom as yet have been fixed by the continued selection of the individuals varying in the required manner and degree, and by the continued rejection of those tending to revert to a former and less modified condition.
Former affiliates of The WB became affiliates of The CW, My Network TV, or revert to independent status.
Furthermore, it called for the market rate apartments to revert to rent stabilization until the expiration of the J-51 benefit period, sometime after 2017.
Furthermore, there is no way to revert to a previous version once the new software is installed.
Hamilton and the next three counties to the north (Greeley, Wallace, and Sherman) observe Mountain time, but clocks revert to Central Time at the Sherman County-Cheyenne County line.
However it has the ability to revert to the original one in a short time after discontinuing the irradiation.
If the first penalty expires without a goal being scored, the teams normally play five-on-four until the next stoppage of play when the teams will revert to four-on-three.
In 1960 Iowa's Government would revert to Republican control.
In a breed which has been crossed only once the tendency to revert to any character derived from such a cross will naturally become less and less, as in each succeeding generation there will be less of the foreign blood; but when there has been no cross, and there is a tendency in the breed to revert to a character which was lost during some former generation, this tendency, for all that we can see to the contrary, may be transmitted undiminished for an indefinite number of generations.
In Act 41 of the manga, however, Sailor Moon's power causes her companions to revert to their true forms.
In his previous life he was an electrician but is now working to revert Millgate to its previous state of existence.
In these, one has a nonlinear playing field to wander around, but the game will eventually have to revert to a linear script to enable the player to execute a series of ever harder movements, ever powerful bosses, or ever difficult puzzles after another, so as to get a feeling of mounting accomplishment.
Indian Christians have alleged that "radical Hindu groups" in Orissa, India have forced Christian converts from Hinduism to "revert" to Hinduism.
It decided to revert the arms to the original form that were granted to Colchester by Henry V in 1413, as described on Letters Patent "and also employed upon the Common Seal of the Borough, adopted at about the same date and used continuously as the borough seal for over four centuries" The change was supported by the 'advice of many eminent heralds'.
It does not revert to the original color.
It is not known how many had not truly converted, had lapsed from their new Christianity, or were attempting to persuade others to revert.
Mr. Micawber promptly resumed his letter, glad to revert to a performance with which he was so highly satisfied.
Nevertheless, as our varieties certainly do occasionally revert in some of their characters to ancestral forms, it seems to me not improbable that if we could succeed in naturalising, or were to cultivate, during many generations, the several races, for instance, of the cabbage, in very poor soil--in which case, however, some effect would have to be attributed to the DEFINITE action of the poor soil--that they would, to a large extent, or even wholly, revert to the wild aboriginal stock.
On June 6, 1939, Reynaldo Hahn and Henri Büsser mounted a new production at the Opéra-Comique (revived in Arles on June 28, 1941), in which an attempt was made to revert to Gounod's original thoughts.
Over the years, Star Sapphire and Green Lantern would duel again and again, but each time Jordan would defeat Ferris and revert her to normal. Jordan and Ferris separate when Carol is engaged to Jason Belmore; later she is confined to a wheelchair.
Responsibility delegated to the divisions for the attack would revert to corps and Fifth Army when the green line was reached.
Shortly after the fall of the modern world, demonic creatures began to appear en masse and forced humans to revert to a feudalistic, city-state based society.
Shuman's visionary ideals, most of which were not publicly accepted until sixty years later, were evident when he made the statement, "One thing I feel sure of... is that the human race must finally utilize direct sun power or revert to barbarism."
Since Australian banteng are considered an invasive non-native species, some environmental scientists believe that complete removal of the population would allow previously occupied habitat to revert to its pre-1849 state and allow native species to return.
Species inheriting nearly the same constitution from a common parent, and exposed to similar influences, naturally tend to present analogous variations, or these same species may occasionally revert to some of the characters of their ancient progenitors.
The Borders readopted the name Border Reivers; Edinburgh became Edinburgh Gunners, but would revert to Edinburgh in 2006; and Glasgow became Glasgow Warriors.
The success of the King's Hedges design has not been replicated in newer developments which revert to car-centric design.
This arrangement continued until 2002, when Adams decided to revert to the five piece format and enlisted the services of bassist Norm Fisher and keyboardist Gary Breit.
Thus Max Wichura doubts whether hybrids ever revert to their parent forms, and he experimented on uncultivated species of willows, while Naudin, on the other hand, insists in the strongest terms on the almost universal tendency to reversion in hybrids, and he experimented chiefly on cultivated plants.
Thus, in Malaysia, even the Chinese would revert to Malay when speaking to Chinese who did not speak the same Chinese varieties.
When hearing a language different from their native language, babies revert their attention back to the mouth, despite what stage of learning acquisition they are at; they continue to lip read up to about 12 months of age.
When the papacy did revert to Rome after the return of Gregory XI to Italy to pursue his property claims in the Papal States during the War of the Eight Saints, the result was the Western Schism.
With him destroyed, his magic spell is broken and all the wooden dolls revert to normal, including his original four victims from the 19th century which Ms. Hackmore had watched over since his imprisonment.
With the mere touch of his decrepit claw, D'Compose can turn his victims into frightening "undead" monstrosities (usually enlarging human victims to a gigantic size in the process) and they revert to normal only when exposed to daylight (known to the nonhumans in the series as "whiteburn").
``But,''said Valentine, timidly,``does all the father's shame revert upon the son?
``I hastened to you,''continued Beauchamp,``to tell you, Albert, that in this changing age, the faults of a father can not revert upon his children.
``It was considered, that you dead, the fortune would naturally revert to your brother, unless he were disinherited; and besides, the crime appearing useless, it would be folly to commit it.''

More Vocab Words

::: reinstate - restore to a previous condition or position
::: servitude - slavery; compulsory labor imposed as a punishment
::: nonsense - speech or writing with no meaning; foolish behavior or language; Ex. make (a) nonsense of: spoil; cause to fail
::: extrinsic - external; not essential or inherent; extraneous; OP. intrinsic
::: germane - pertinent; bearing upon(having connection with) the case at hand; appropriate
::: palatable - agreeable; pleasing to the taste
::: precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
::: eerie - weird; causing fear because strange
::: compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
::: digression - wandering away from the subject; V. digress