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1The revival of something that has been dormant.‘the renascence of poetry as an oral art’
revival, renaissance, renascence, resurrection, reawakening, renewal, resurgence, regeneration, restoration, new beginningView synonyms
- ‘‘And now,’ he solemnly announced, ‘let this day be forever marked in history as the renascence of our glorious kingdom's greatest legacy!’’
- ‘A recent renascence of Baptist life in Britain has resulted in Baptist churches being among the limited number of churches that are growing rather than declining.’
- ‘One English firm was marketing a product called ‘garum’ in the 19th century, for an advertisement appears in an English cookery book of the period; but this seems to have been an isolated survival or renascence.’
- ‘Randolph failed: the South supported the war anyway, enthusiastically, and there was no renascence of Jeffersonian decentralism.’
- ‘Her current repertoire has evolved entirely within the past two years - no mean feat - and she has undergone an impressive renascence of creative energy.’
- 1.1another term for renaissance
- ‘The spirit of the age led many astrologers to attempt a renascence and reformation in astrology: a return to pre-medieval practice, which they took to be preserved in Ptolemy.’
- ‘It was tiled with the utmost care, and painted to a beautiful blend of Spanish, Indian, and renascence decor that blended only better with the richly coloured carpets.’
- ‘More than any other man he laid the foundations of the Byzantine literary and philosophical renascence of the 12th cent.’
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