Origin of reversal
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Examples from the Web for reversal
The reversal shocked those who felt betrayed by the scientists, and who yelled “shame, shame” when the scientists were free.Madonna, Carla Bruni & Obama Abandoned Pledges To Rebuild L'Aquila After The Quake
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 18, 2014
New sanctions now would lead to the collapse of the talks and a reversal of progress already made.It’s Time to Nail the Iran Nuke Deal
Rep. Rush Holt, Kate Gould
October 15, 2014
Paul suggested that this reversal by Cheney was the result of a desire to enrich his former employers at Haliburton.9/11 Truthers Can Be Politicians, Too
April 21, 2014
Until its reversal, New Hampshire was just one of almosthalf of American of states where adultery remains a criminal offense.Our Dumb Puritan Laws: Sex Bans and Illegal Adultery
April 20, 2014
Since when is that an appropriate constitutional ground for reversal?The Kennedy Court Stunner
October 28, 2013
The only reversal had been a minor one before the forest of Crcy.
In the case of the world, the perturbation is very slight, and amounts only to a reversal of motion.Statesman
If so, it was by a reversal of polarity through an act of will.Disowned
This reversal is pregnant with a new outlook for statecraft.A Preface to Politics
Worst we can hope for is a conviction and then a Supreme Court reversal.The Cross-Cut
Courtney Ryley Cooper
- the act or an instance of reversing
- a change for the worse; reversea reversal of fortune
- the state of being reversed
- the annulment of a judicial decision, esp by an appeal court on grounds of error or irregularity
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Word Origin and History for reversal
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A change to an opposite condition, direction, or position.
- A condition in which an individual has difficulty distinguishing the lowercase printed or written characters of particular letters: p from q; g or b from d; or s from z.
- The change of an emotion into its opposite, as from love into hate.
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