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reborn

[ree-bawrn] /riˈbɔrn/
adjective
1.
having undergone rebirth.
Origin of reborn
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600; re- + born
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  • She laughed; a laugh that died and was reborn and died again in a throaty gurgle.

    Garrison's Finish W. B. M. Ferguson
  • It is reborn among us, and it may even be recognised very often in its new abode.

    The Soul of a People H. Fielding
  • Epimenides himself was reborn in Scotus, or rather, Epimenides was Scotus's prototype.

  • It was as he had borne testimony—a life had been reborn before his eyes.

    Sundry Accounts

    Irvin S. Cobb
  • He had been reborn, of necessity, for he was nearly down to his last penny.

    The Music Master

    Charles Klein
British Dictionary definitions for reborn

reborn

/riːˈbɔːn/
adjective
1.
born or as if born again, esp in having undergone spiritual regeneration
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Word Origin and History for reborn
adj.

1590s, from re- "back, again" + born.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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