retrovert

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v retrovert go back to a previous state "We reverted to the old rules"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Retrovert To turn back.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • retrovert To turn back.
    • n retrovert One who returns to his original creed.
    • n retrovert That which undergoes retroversion, as a part or organ of the body.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Retrovert rē′trō-vėrt to turn back
    • n Retrovert one who returns to his original creed
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. retro-, + L. vertere, versum, to turn. Cf. Retrorse

Usage

In literature:

Now and then its extent flashed upon me, but the glimpse was lost to my retroverted vision almost as soon as won.
"Literature and Life" by William Dean Howells
He ate the oats, but with retroverted eye watched her.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 99, January, 1866" by Various
Appendages of 1st pair have two segments, as in Pedipalpi, but are furnished with poison gland, and are retroverts.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
As he washed he saw with half a retroverted eye the round table spread with china and glass and silver.
"The Literary Sense" by E. Nesbit
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