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To the discard with it, where, flaming in purgatorial fires, it may be refashioned for future reincarnation on some other planet.

And it is the gentle and good man who is always looking out at us at us from the fables he refashioned for all time.

After the Conquest it was refashioned again into a Christian temple, and has since undergone frequent restoration.

To be relegated to a servile status was unendurable, yet he refashioned his expression at once into a smile.

Fine lady as she was now, rather serious and proud in her ways, none had refashioned her, and she remained always the same.

Conduct, in short, comes from life, it is not the creation of a theory to be dismissed by resolution or refashioned by a vote.

Polyphron governed for a year, and by the year's end he had refashioned his princedom into the likeness of a tyranny.

Founded in 648, in 980 the stones were refashioned into their present forms, which have continued to this day.


c.1300, "shape, manner, mode," from Old French façon (12c.) "face, appearance; construction, pattern, design; thing done; beauty; manner, characteristic feature," from Latin factionem (nominative factio) "group of people acting together," literally "a making or doing," from facere "to make" (see factitious).

Sense of "prevailing custom" is from late 15c.; that of "style of attire" is from 1520s.

Fashion plate (1851) originally was "full-page picture in a popular magazine showing the prevailing or latest style of dress," in reference to the typographic "plate" from which it was printed. Transfered sense of "well-dressed person" had emerged by 1920s.



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