Definition of rebirth in English:



  • 1The process of being reincarnated or born again.

    ‘the endless cycle of birth, death, and rebirth’
    • ‘But the point of ego dissolution required to exist in a state of selfless divine love is also one of death and rebirth.’
    • ‘It is what Buddhists and various other doctrines aim to sever in an effort to transcend samsaric rebirth and needless suffering.’
    • ‘Our migration through the cycles of death and rebirth is a function of mind.’
    • ‘Nirvana, in Hinduism, is achieved through a continuous cycle of birth, life, death, and rebirth.’
    • ‘From rebirth to rebirth, we can thus build on prior accomplishments and go further and further on the path.’
    • ‘Christianity as a Osirian death and rebirth religion ends with the savior's death and later rebirth.’
    • ‘The evolutionary dance leads us through death which gives rise to rebirth and new opportunities.’
    • ‘True, we cannot say anything useful about the claim that liberation puts an end to the rigours of death and rebirth.’
    • ‘One version of the Neogardnerian story recites this circle of birth, death, and rebirth.’
    • ‘The book deals with the experiences of a person as they pass between death and rebirth.’
    • ‘This is the death / rebirth that opens one up to entering truly into the lives of others.’
    • ‘The symbolic nature of Odin's sacrifice is that of rebirth, which was once a common element of traditional rites of passage.’
    • ‘The Tibetan Buddhist teachings on death and rebirth are unique and very complete.’
    • ‘It's more a treatise on death and rebirth and the nature of this community.’
    • ‘The Buddhist belief in rebirth clearly introduces a new dimension to the abortion debate.’
    • ‘As the sun waxes and wanes with the seasons, and rises and falls with the days, death and rebirth as represented by the Jera rune is inherent to sun worship.’
    • ‘The regularity of such cases proves that souls do exist and there is some truth to the stories of rebirth and reincarnation.’
    • ‘For both victim and abuser, the Church's teachings on redemption and rebirth are a relief and a liberation.’
    • ‘That soul is then liberated, freed from the cycle of birth, death and rebirth.’
    • ‘The way this process of continuous rebirth occurs is explained step by step in the doctrine of Dependent Origination.’
    1. 1.1The action of reappearing or starting to flourish or increase after a decline; revival.
      ‘the rebirth of a defeated nation’
      • ‘But several new dawns and rebirths later, look how far we have come. 1999 will always be remembered as an important year in Irish rugby.’
      • ‘The actor, who has had many rebirths in the industry, says he bounces back after a flop by lying low for six months to enable the public to forget the movie.’
      • ‘This memoir is as much about those miraculous rebirths as it is about what is lost.’
      • ‘They no longer frighten, and are unlikely to lead to a rebirth of that group.’
      • ‘The original is a massive epic moving through several rebirths.’
      • ‘Smells of earth and sweet air filled my lungs and gave me a rebirth of myself, or better yet, of my inner child.’
      • ‘Revamped marketing programs, new products and enhanced reputations have fueled, to differing degrees, the rebirths of carmakers.’
      • ‘So of course it's the age-old experience really of the death and rebirth of religious tradition.’
      • ‘The primal power of many of these songs reflects the key role of the church in the slaves' spiritual rebirth.’
      • ‘This so-called rebirth of the Italian cinema in the late 1980s is emblematic of the cyclical character of Italian cinema in general, which is often characterized by film historians as a series of crises and rebirths.’
      • ‘Hand the power back to the people, and we will see a rebirth of local character and genuine democracy - rather than the sham we now have.’
      • ‘And he's been a guy who has managed a number of rebirths over his career.’
      • ‘When aging veterans move to new teams, they sometimes experience rebirths.’
      • ‘Did he not say that Germany's suffering in WW I was a prelude to a greater victory and a rebirth for the nation?’
      • ‘These rebirths of society come from two general sources.’
      • ‘In addition, the advent of computer science led to a rebirth of Hilbert's proof theory.’
      • ‘We have seen how Upadhyay stitches space inside out, making public space a crucible for her private rebirths.’
      • ‘Most of those rebirths were the result of mergers and acquisitions, but the fancy new naming keeps the companies fresh in the crowded marketing space.’
      • ‘But the team believe many, such as their defensive linemen, will experience rebirths in Denver.’
      • ‘I'm intrigued with the unexpected twists, turns, stumbles and rebirths that life presents - with the resulting seasoning and forming effects they have on us.’
      revival, renaissance, renascence, resurrection, reawakening, renewal, resurgence, regeneration, restoration, new beginning
      revitalization, rejuvenation, revivification
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