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  • v. Present participle of revert.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a failure to maintain a higher state
  • adj. tending to return to an earlier state

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Examples

  • We are reverting from a “borrow and buy” economy to the “cash and carry” model of our grandparents.

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  • What you call "crystallization" I call reverting to cliches and one-dimensional characterization.

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  • News is that those reports out of New Orleans during the disaster—you know the ones, rapes of children, indiscriminate killings, the "brutish" populace, the omnipresent "savagery," Blacks, in short, reverting to type—are bogus.

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  • In order to prevent the creation of a climate of public opinion, and to ensure an atmosphere of indifference and apparent assent to these methods, appeals have been made to people's fear of Argentina once again reverting to the conditions obtaining in the early 1970s.

    The Nobel Peace Prize 1980 - Presentation Speech

  • Again reverting to business terminology, let us consider the conductor's relationship to the "Means" by which the "Material" is produced for consumption by the "Market".

    What Is This Business of Conducting?

  • The revolting thing is that in reverting himself to the emotions of the jungle he drags his victim down with him to the level of a beast of prey.

    Aleta Dey

  • Obama would need to look back only as far as Bill Clinton’s first two years to see the risks in reverting to a more partisan strategy.

    Reconcilable Differences

  • Behind all the Panamanian politics, the U.S. policy [corrects himself] regarding Panama is the notion of reverting the Torrijos-Carter treaties.

    CASTRO ON MEXICO, U.S. OTHER ISSUES

  • Well, personally it's my nightmare, but I guess some people like the idea of reverting back to 17th century settlement patterns.

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  • You have been assigned the task of creating a database snapshot that will allow the database to be recovered from the database snapshot, often referred to as reverting to the database snapshot.

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