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  • n. That which reconstructs

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who constructs anew; one who restores again.


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  • A new regime "reconstructor" (in Skowronek's theory of presidential challenge and limitation) enjoys an unusual window of opportunity.

    In These Times

  • The steam reconstruction had scarcely attained its full swing when the ironclad reconstructor became imperative.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 481, March 21, 1885

  • WELLS, the reconstructor of the universe, and Knock-out WELLS.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, July 15, 1914

  • I see your part, Paul, as that of a reconstructor rather than a 'Down-wither.'

    The Orchard of Tears

  • It is a most singular fate which has made an Australian nonconformist clergyman the most sympathetic and eloquent reconstructor of those old heroes, but it is a noble example of that unity of the British race, which in fifty scattered lands still mourns or rejoices over the same historic record.

    Through the Magic Door

  • Between what he thought and wished as an iconoclast, a reformer, or a reconstructor of foundations and what he was intrusted to say as an editor, he drew the line sharp and clear.

    Memories of Jane Cunningham Croly

  • Had not Saint Simon guessed when he did not lose himself in the distinction between organic and inorganic epochs the real genesis of the Third Estate, and did not his ideas translated into prose make of Augustin Thierry a reconstructor of historical research?

    Essays on the Materialistic Conception of History

  • He had heard her spoken of as a rather singular young lady who had the appearance of a child, and the views of a feminine reconstructor of society.

    That Lass O' Lowrie's 1877

  • The idea of an obscure woman setting herself up as a reconstructor of the religious faiths of the world!

    Katherine's Sheaves

  • In his dissertations we read of a motley multitude: original poet, continuator, interpolator, redactor, reconstructor, imitator, author of the older part, author of the newer part -- not merely individuals, but apparently classes of men.

    Homer's Odyssey A Commentary


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