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It swept him away; this revival of passion was irresistible.

It's a revival meeting; a protracted meeting, that's what it is.

In modern times, as will be seen, Epicureanism has enjoyed a revival.

Humiliation and contrition have ever been the conditions of revival.

Men would fain have a revival as the outgrowth of their agencies and progress.

A necessary consequence was the revival of the Act of Uniformity.

No less inspiring was the revival of the Sentry on the 1st March 1917.

He began to speculate on the future of the countryside when the Gaelic revival was complete.

The fire alone sang the song of hope in life's future revival.

He even got up in revival meetin' and laid into it hammer and tongs.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "act of reviving;" 1660s, "the bringing of an old play back to the stage," from revive + -al (2). First in sense "general religious awakening in a community" by Cotton Mather, 1702; revivalist is first attested 1812.

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