Last fall, Sarah Palin tried to re-arrange the familiar verses.
When he was gone she went up to the room and found that he had tried to re-arrange the papers, but had made a mess of it.
re-arrange this picture so as to get a rustic group out of it.
There were such remonstrances to Cromwell on the subject that he had to re-arrange the whole Bench.
Who will mate them, and re-arrange their inharmonious combinings?
If an egg were removed, it would be difficult indeed to re-arrange the clutch with such economy.
Anne entered, and sat down to recover her breath, and re-arrange her thoughts.
At its conclusion he drew his sleeve across his face and bent down to re-arrange the contents of his bundle.
Read that letter carefully while I re-arrange my hair, and then I will tell you what you are to do.
He looked at it a little—while Elizabeth with trembling fingers began to re-arrange her table in the old way.
late 14c., "draw up a line of battle," from Old French arengier (12c.), from a- "to" (see ad-) + rangier "set in a row" (Modern French ranger), from rang "rank," from Frankish *hring (see rank (n.)).
A rare word until the meaning generalized to "to place things in order" c.1780-1800. Musical sense of "adapt for other instruments or voices" is from 1808. Related: Arranged; arranging. Arranged marriage attested from 1854.