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  • v. Simple past of rewrite.

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Examples

  • And he never rewrote a word, as one editor did to my horror.

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Larry Eisenberg

  • As a teenager in the Seventies his favorite movies included Star Wars ( "which kind of rewrote the playbook"), Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Alien.

    Ed Martin: "Who is the Twelfth Cylon?" Lunch at Michael's with Mark Stern, Sci Fi Channel EVP Original Programming

  • So Ireland experienced an economic boom after it "rewrote" tax policies and "changed" tax rates.

    Are We There Yet?

  • And GGM has famously remarked that Rabassa did not translate but instead "rewrote" the book and in so doing, improved upon the original.

    languagehat.com: A TRANSLATOR RABBITS ON.

  • Speaking of pal Dorian, he's mentioned to me a couple times at work that somewhere on the John Byrne Forum, some industrious individual "rewrote" events in Identity Crisis so that You-Know-Who wasn't sexually assaulted and killed.

    Archive 2004-07-18

  • They kind of rewrote the message around this tough take on a sweet relationship.

    mjsbigblog

  • So I kind of rewrote some stuff, and it turned out to be a worship song.

    Cross Rhythms

  • Bret, if you read the counterinsurgency manual that General Petraeus kind of rewrote, there is an awful lot about governance development, and it does strike me that there are -- to make too close a link between economic development and good governance and peace and stability and the lack of counterinsurgency seems to be historically fallacious, that there are a lot of poor, undeveloped countries in the world that don't have insurgencies, that are not on the brink of civil war.

    CNN Transcript Sep 13, 2009

  • "rewrote" the McCain campaign's press release about that subject, but that she was overruled.

    EW.com: Today's Latest Headlines

  • This was a party that recognized the fundamental changes occurring in America with respect to race and gender, that rewrote the rules of politics and opened doors that will never be closed again.

    The Good Fight

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