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ri vur ting

  • n  a failure to maintain a higher state
  • v  go back to a previous state
  • v  undergo reversion, as in a mutation
  • s  tending to return to an earlier state

  • Or maybe Puritan Frost was merely reverting to form.
  • She doesn't know any teachers in the upper grades who address the issue of handwriting, and she frequently sees her former students reverting to old habits.
  • The recent upturn in anti-Semitic incidents arouses fears that Europe is reverting to an ugly past.

  • Simon Crean in The Canberra Times
    Reverting to protectionism will not save jobs,Mr Crean said through a spokesman.
  • Rick Wagoner in
    With the price of oil at its lowest level in 19 months, we run the risk of reverting back to our traditional energy policy,Wagoner said, according to an advance copy of his remarks, referring to US dependence on cheap foreign oil. "I hope...
  • John Boehner in Globe and Mail
    Republican John Boehner, who is the Minority Leader in the House of Representatives, denounced the move as "further evidence that the White House is reverting to a pre-9/11 mentality, treating terrorism as a law enforcement issue and hoping for the...

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