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Origin of reforming
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of re-form
verb (used with object)
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Origin of reform
Examples from the Web for reforming
The biggest blowback will be against the ‘reforming’ Kentucky senator, because Republicans back cops, period.
Therefore, reforming this trade is part of a comprehensive strategy, including regional governance reforms, to help end the war.Aaron Rodgers Takes Aim at Congo’s ‘Blood Minerals’ War|John Prendergast|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Enter a candidate like Bush, talking about the importance of a federal role in reforming education and immigration.
When Francis was elected in March 2013, he made it clear that reforming the Vatican financial mess was a priority.
The new Russian leadership was far more interested in embracing Western-style democratic capitalism than in reforming socialism.Meet Stephen F. Cohen, Vladimir Putin's Best Friend in the American Media|Cathy Young|March 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is to be noted that in all the reforming sects of the commencement of the thirteenth century the two sexes were closely united.Life of St. Francis of Assisi|Paul Sabatier
He had begun what was afterward called "his passion for reforming everything."
Those who say that punishment is for the purpose of reforming the prisoner are not familiar with human psychology.Crime: Its Cause and Treatment|Clarence Darrow
He promised to return to Truth and Nature, the invariable programme of all attempts at reforming the drama.The English Stage|Augustin Filon
What really sheltered the reforming movement was Wolsey's indifference to all but political matters.History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)|John Richard Green
Word Origin for reform
c.1300, "to convert into another and better form," from Old French reformer "rebuild, reconstruct, recreate" (12c.), from Latin reformare "to form again, change, transform, alter," from re- "again" (see re-) + formare "to form" (see form (n.)). Intransitive sense from 1580s.
Meaning "to bring (a person) away from an evil course of life" is recorded from early 15c.; of governments, institutions, etc., from early 15c. Related: Reformed; reforming. Reformed churches (1580s) usually are Calvinist as opposed to Lutheran. Reformed Judaism (1843) is a movement initiated in Germany by Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786). Reform school is attested from 1859.
"any proceeding which brings back a better order of things," 1660s, from reform (v.) and in some uses from French réforme. As a branch of Judaism from 1843.