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No one has met with more abuse than Becket, ever since the Reformation.

What is it, he asks, that he has promised, but reformation by my example?

Many of them were destroyed at the Reformation, together with the stone altars.

After the Reformation the tax was collected, but given to the bishop.

"In the way of reformation though, I hope, I shall all my life," said Harry.

It was revived, more or less exactly, after the Reformation, among the Socinians.

She used formerly, while there were any hopes of my reformation, to pray for me.

Who has declared that she will not marry me, till she has hopes of my reformation?

If his pretences to reformation are but pretences, what must be his intent?

If every one would see To his own reformation, How very easily You might reform a nation.

WORD ORIGIN

"improvement, alteration for the better," late 14c., "restoration;" mid-15c., "improvement," from Old French reformacion and directly from Latin reformationem (nominative reformatio), noun of action from past participle stem of reformare (see reform (v.)). In reference to the European religious movement, it is attested by 1540s, borrowed from Luther. The movement began as a bid to reform doctrines and practices of the Church of Rome.

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