[ri-nas-uh nt, -ney-suh nt]
- being reborn; springing again into being or vigor: a renascent interest in Henry James.
Origin of renascent
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Examples from the Web for renascent
The film closes on a George Valentin renascent, tap-dancing into the talkies with his beloved on his arm.‘The Artist’: Golden Globe Winner Jean Dujardin on Its Surprise Ending
January 16, 2012
It is not renascent because this or that man is writing, but because of a new spirit.
For our drama is renascent, and nothing will stop its growth.
Renascent Stoicism had three functions in the rise of the modern world.The Enchiridion
He would have run had it not been for his renascent self-respect.The Side Of The Angels
The hours, days, and weeks fled by, filled with renascent joys.The Lily of the Valley
Honore de Balzac
- becoming active or vigorous again; revivingrenascent nationalism
C18: from Latin renascī to be born again
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Word Origin and History for renascent
1727, from Latin renascentem (nominative renascens), present participle of renasci "be born again" (see renaissance).
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