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- v. transitive To sift again.
- v. sift anew
- re- + sift (Wiktionary)
“I have a feeling they ` re going to resift the area.”
“The door is open for Barwell, the Tory Fixer, in Croydon Central, taking pressure off Maidstone for an unsift and a resift.”
“Iain Dale was shafted by this system, following a bloody great row and a resift.”
“Sift the flour and salt together and resift into the butter mixture.”
“And the mayor says the city does not plan to resift the now buried debris.”
“They want the city to resift the debris, so they can bury the ashes at the World Trade Center Memorial.”
“Figures, figures, thousands of figures to sift and resift.”
“Peace, ye Patriots, nevertheless; and let that tocsin cease: the Debate is not finished, nor the Report accepted; but Brissot, Isnard and the Mountain will sift it, and resift it, perhaps for some three weeks longer.”
“When one considers impartially, the merit of a rich suit of clothes in most places, the respect and the smiles of favour it procures, not to speak of the envy and the sighs it occasions (which is very often the principal charm to the wearer), one is forced to confess, that there is need of an uncommon understanding to resift the temptation of pleasing friends and mortifying rivals; and that it is natural to young people to fall into a folly, which betrays them to that want of money which is the source of a thousand basenesses (sic).”
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