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  • v. To orient again; to become oriented after a dislocation or period of disorientation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Rising again.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Arising again or anew, as the life of nature in spring.

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

  • v. orient once again, after a disorientation
  • v. cause to turn
  • v. set or arrange in a new or different determinate position


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  • Bernhard Linde mentions, for instance how, when the somewhat nationalist poetic movement "Noor Eesti" Young Estonia first got off the ground between about 1908 and 1915, the young generation invited Estonia to reorient from a Russian-German axis to an Anglo-French one.

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  • And it was Paul Equale, our other lobbyist who, in the final weeks before the '94 election, was clever enough to "reorient" -- that's his word -- the money of his political action committee -- his PAC -- from Democrats to Republicans so that immediately when the Republicans were in power he had an in.

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  • And so what the surgery was supposed to do was to realign the eyes in their orbits by taking the eye muscles, shortening some of them, reattaching them to the eye orbit to, you know, kind of reorient where the eye sat.

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  • Beyond Webb's criminal justice bill and pursuing what he calls "economic fairness," Webb has devoted time to working to "reorient" American foreign policy, particularly with China and its neighbors.

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  • MR. MCCURRY: No, it was basically just to give a break and let the President kind of reorient a little bit.

    Briefing By Mccurry And Lockhart

  • My investigation began last spring, shortly after King's report was published, when an evangelical group held a conference in a central London church for therapists wanting to learn how to "reorient" their patients.

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  • Orrzag's use of the word "reorient" is a red flag that there really is no spending reduction going on here.


  • • Virtually all goal-seeking agents exhibit goal homeotaxis: that is, if perturbed away from an intended goal, a teleological entity will actively correct for the perturbation and reorient toward the goal.

    Against Darwinism

  • We can reform government so that people don't have to reorient their lives for less.

    The GOP Path to Prosperity

  • Over the next nine months we focused relentlessly on the need to reorient our national security policy, to restore economic fairness and social justice, and to bring greater accountability in our government.

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