Definitions

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  • n. The act of reviving, or the state of being revived; renewal of life.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of reviving, or the state of being revived; renewal of life.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Revival; reanimation; the renewal of life; in nat. hist., an awakening from torpidity, especially in the case of insects after hibernation.

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Examples

  • The 64th volume of the Philosophical Transactions contains some curious facts relative to what has been called the reviviscence of snails, communicated to the Royal Society by DR.

    Transactions of the Linnean Society

  • "reviviscence" of the effects of sacraments received validly but with an obstacle to grace at the time of their reception, is urged as a strong argument against the system of the physical causality of grace

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • It must be admitted that this theory would be most convenient in explaining "reviviscence" of the sacraments (infra,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • Whether it were by reason of the cumulative influences of the continual references to the jug, or of that sense of reviviscence, that more alert energy, which the cool Southern nights always impart after the sultry summer days, the suggestion that they should go now and solve the mystery, and meet the dawn upon the summit of the bald, found instant acceptance, which it might not have secured in the stolid daylight.

    The Riddle Of The Rocks 1895

  • And what we dare to hope from the future, in this behalf, partakes so much of the nature of a rejuvenation, a reviviscence, and a refining of the spirit of Germany that, as a result of this very process, our educational institutions may also be indirectly remoulded and born again, so as to appear at once old and new, whereas now they only profess to be "modern" or "up-to-date."

    On the Future of our Educational Institutions

  • In the sense of St. Paul, as of Plato and all other dynamic philosophers, flesh and blood is 'ipso facto' corruption, that is, the spirit of life in the mid or balancing state between fixation and reviviscence.

    The Literary Remains of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • Now, in this age, we have a sort of reviviscence, -- not, I fear, of the power, but of a taste for the power, of the early times.

    Specimens of the Table Talk of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • At the same time he held an erroneous view as to the reviviscence, after a fall, of previously pardoned mortal sins (De Sacr.,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

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