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 Meanings and Examples of REVERT
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revert
 v.  return to a former condition, practice, subject, or belief; backslide; turn back to
Classic Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  Now, here," replied Mr. Jaggers, fixing me for the first time with his dark deep-set eyes, "we must revert to the evening when we first encountered one another in your village.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXVI
2  I shall never, Master Copperfield,' said Mrs. Micawber, 'revert to the period when Mr. Micawber was in difficulties, without thinking of you.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. LIKING LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT NO BETTER, I FO...
3  Mr. Micawber promptly resumed his letter, glad to revert to a performance with which he was so highly satisfied.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 52. I ASSIST AT AN EXPLOSION
4  I hastened to you," continued Beauchamp, "to tell you, Albert, that in this changing age, the faults of a father cannot revert upon his children.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 84. Beauchamp.
5  Which, never failing to revert to his kind friends, and the opinion they must long ago have formed of him, were sad indeed.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
6  That I may not have to revert to this matter again, it will be convenient to notice here those examples from Roman history which most merit attention.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XII.
7  Then his mind reverted to the beings whom he had under his eyes.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IX—CLOISTERED
8  Then his reflections reverted to himself and beside Jean Valjean glorified he beheld himself, Javert, degraded.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—JAVERT
9  In spite of herself her thoughts constantly reverted to that handsome young man who was so brave and appeared to be so much in love.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 17 BONACIEUX AT HOME
10  All was useless, the treasure disappeared, and had again reverted to the genii from whom for a moment he had hoped to carry it off.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
11  The major looked at the count with his large staring eyes, and then took a survey of the apartment, but his gaze almost immediately reverted to the proprietor of the room.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 55. Major Cavalcanti.
12  Lily's mind had reverted from the intrusive personality of Mr. Rosedale to the train of thought set in motion by Trenor's first words.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
13  The manual rites then ceased and all present reverted to the more spiritual part of the ceremonies.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33
14  Edmund reverted to the harp, and was again very happy in the prospect of hearing her play.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
15  At one time it had for a little while glowed more brilliantly again, but it speedily reverted to its sullen red heat.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In XI
Example Sentence:
1  Eastern Slavonia is to revert to Croatian government rule next year after a transitional period under U.
2  Try not to revert to your old eating habits.
3  Garden plants sometimes revert to type.
4  To revert to the question of exams, I'd like to explain further.
5  Let us revert to the original subject.
6  The last thing we will see is Thailand again revert to military rule or move away from democracy.
7  Abandoned by their owners, dogs may revert to their feral state, roaming the woods in packs.
8  After his divorce he reverted to his old habit of drinking.
9  For a while the children behaved well but they soon reverted to type.
10  The city reverted to its former name of St Petersburg.
11  He reverted to his native language.
12  His manner seems to have reverted to normal.
13  After his death the house reverted to its original owner.
14  The house was a school for a while, but has reverted to being a private house.
15  The boss came back from holiday all relaxed and smiling, but now he's reverting to type.