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[ri-zuhmp-tiv] /rɪˈzʌmp tɪv/
that summarizes:
a resumptive statement.
that tends to resume or repeat:
a speech so resumptive that its point was lost.
Origin of resumptive
First recorded in 1850-55; resumpt(ion) + -ive
Related forms
resumptively, adverb
unresumptive, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • When it was produced, it was not novel, but resumptive, in its thought; and therefore it succeeded.

    The Theory of the Theatre Clayton Hamilton
  • The drama, by its very nature, is an art traditional in form and resumptive in its subject-matter.

    The Theory of the Theatre Clayton Hamilton
  • Like many of Lucian's compositions, it has what may be termed a retrospective and resumptive value.

    A Problem in Greek Ethics John Addington Symonds

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