Born again


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(Theol.) regenerated; renewed; having received spiritual life.

See also: Born

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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To make it fair, Ruskin had relit the seven lamps of architecture, and written the seven labours of Hercules; for these windows through a whole youth Burne Jones had worshipped painted glass at Oxford, and to breathe romance into these frescos had Rossetti been born, and Dante born again. Men had gone to prison and to death that this temple of Whiskey-and-Soda might be fair.
Philip seemed really to be born again. He breathed the circumambient air as though he had never breathed it before, and he took a child's pleasure in all the facts of the world.
But if they was joyful, it warn't nothing to what I was; for it was like being born again, I was so glad to find out who I was.
'She's got hold o' some inwention for grown-up people being born again, Sammy--the new birth, I think they calls it.
It was as though the machinery of my soul, long stopped, had suddenly been set in motion; it was as though I was born again.
He has heard from priests and priestesses, and from the poet Pindar, of an immortal soul which is born again and again in successive periods of existence, returning into this world when she has paid the penalty of ancient crime, and, having wandered over all places of the upper and under world, and seen and known all things at one time or other, is by association out of one thing capable of recovering all.
The other is the maturity and experience of that; if that is our mother tongue, this is our father tongue, a reserved and select expression, too significant to be heard by the ear, which we must be born again in order to speak.
Tomorrow, tomorrow-- Ah, but if only I could set things right tomorrow, and be born again, and rise again from the dead!
The result was a four-room house that was the old one born again, and such well-equipped farm buildings that they were the pride of the township.
Many of them forgot all about it in a week, but Polly's effort was not lost, for Emma, Belle, and Fanny remained firm friends to Jane, so kindly helping her that the poor child felt as if she had indeed been born again, into a new and happy world.
There are the people, I feel, among whom Shakespeare will be born if he is ever born again. In those old houses, up among the Downs--"
I am ready to die out of nature and be born again into this new yet unapproachable America I have found in the West:--