reincarnation

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re·in·car·na·tion

 (rē′ĭn-kär-nā′shən)
n.
1. Rebirth of the soul in another human or nonhuman body.
2. A reappearance or revitalization in another form; a new embodiment: "The brownstone had already endured one reincarnation: In the 1940's, it was converted into eight studio apartments" (Ben Lloyd).

reincarnation

(ˌriːɪnkɑːˈneɪʃən)
n
1. (Theology) the belief that on the death of the body the soul transmigrates to or is born again in another body
2. (Theology) the incarnation or embodiment of a soul in a new body after it has left the old one at physical death
3. embodiment again in a new form, as of a principle or idea
ˌreincarˈnationist n, adj

re•in•car•na•tion

(ˌri ɪn kɑrˈneɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the belief that the soul, upon death of the body, comes back to earth in another body or form.
2. rebirth of the soul in a new body.
3. a new incarnation or embodiment, as of a person.
[1855–60]
re`in•car•na′tion•ist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reincarnation - embodiment in a new form (especially the reappearance or a person in another form)reincarnation - embodiment in a new form (especially the reappearance or a person in another form); "his reincarnation as a lion"
avatar, embodiment, incarnation - a new personification of a familiar idea; "the embodiment of hope"; "the incarnation of evil"; "the very avatar of cunning"
2.reincarnation - a second or new birth
nascence, nascency, nativity, birth - the event of being born; "they celebrated the birth of their first child"
transmigration - the passing of a soul into another body after death
cycle of rebirth - (Hinduism) repeated rebirth in new forms
3.reincarnation - the Hindu or Buddhist doctrine that a person may be reborn successively into one of five classes of living beings (god or human or animal or hungry ghost or denizen of Hell) depending on the person's own actions
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group

reincarnation

noun rebirth, metempsychosis, transmigration of souls Many African tribes believe in reincarnation.
Translations
تناسُخ، تَقَمُّص
převtělení
reinkarnation
reinkarnáció
endurholdgun
reinkarnacija
prevtelenie
ölümden sonra yeni bir bedende doğma

reincarnation

[ˈriːɪnkɑːˈneɪʃən] Nreencarnación f

reincarnation

[ˌriːɪnkɑːrˈneɪʃən] n
(= rebirth) → réincarnation f
(= reborn spirit) [person, animal] → réincarnation f

reincarnation

reincarnation

[ˌriːɪnkɑːˈneɪʃn] nreincarnazione f

reincarnation

(riːinkaːˈneiʃən) noun
the rebirth of the soul in another body after death.
References in classic literature ?
Altho' I cannot agree with you in supposing that I shall never again be exposed to Misfortunes as unmerited as those I have already experienced, yet to avoid the imputation of Obstinacy or ill-nature, I will gratify the curiosity of your daughter; and may the fortitude with which I have suffered the many afflictions of my past Life, prove to her a useful lesson for the support of those which may befall her in her own.
I can only plead, in defense, that the story offers the faithful reflection of a very happy time in my past life.
He had been gazing at the red embers as intently as if his past life were all pictured there, or as if it were a prospect of the future world, when little Alice's voice aroused him.
None of the servants could cast her past life in her teeth, for none of the servants knew what it had been.
But now, when I began to be sick, and a leisurely view of the miseries of death came to place itself before me; when my spirits began to sink under the burden of a strong distemper, and nature was exhausted with the violence of the fever; conscience, that had slept so long, began to awake, and I began to reproach myself with my past life, in which I had so evidently, by uncommon wickedness, provoked the justice of God to lay me under uncommon strokes, and to deal with me in so vindictive a manner.
First, then, the mistress of the house where these lovers had hitherto met, and who had been for some years a pensioner to that lady, was now become a methodist, and had that very morning waited upon her ladyship, and after rebuking her very severely for her past life, had positively declared that she would, on no account, be instrumental in carrying on any of her affairs for the future.
It is a characteristic of the weak and criminal to attribute to others the misfortunes that are the result of their own wickedness, and so now it was that Alexis Paulvitch was slowly recalling the events of his past life and as he did so laying at the door of the man whom he and Rokoff had so assiduously attempted to ruin and murder all the misfortunes that had befallen him in the failure of their various schemes against their intended victim.
You review the whole of your past life, and it is painfully apparent that you have been ill-used from your cradle.
For men whose lips are blanched and white, With aching wounds and torturing thirst, What charm in canvas shot with light, And pale with faces cleft and curst, Past life and life's delight?
Marilla was thinking of her whole past life, her cramped but not unhappy childhood, the jealously hidden dreams and the blighted hopes of her girlhood, the long, gray, narrow, monotonous years of dull middle life that followed.
She made that discovery afterward for herself (I can't tell you how long afterward); and she spent money in employing mean wretches to pry into Miss Jethro's past life.
And the sight which met my eyes was that of a slender, girlish figure, similar in every detail to the earthly women of my past life.