Reviver

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Reviver One who, or that which, revives.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Electrical stimulation of certain areas of the brain has been proven to revive long-lost memories.
    • n reviver One who revives or restores anything to use or prominence; one who recovers anything from inactivity, neglect, or disuse.
    • n reviver That which invigorates or revives.
    • n reviver A compound used for renovating clothes.
    • n reviver In law. See revivor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pablo Picasso almost died at birth. The midwife present though he was stillborn and left him on the table. His father, a physician, revived Pablo by breathing air into his lungs.
    • Reviver one who, or that which, revives: a compound for renovating clothes
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Quotations

  • Miguel De Cervantes
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    “The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise.”
  • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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    “I know a love may be revived which absence, inconstancy, or even infidelity has extinguished, but there is no returning from a d?go?t given by satiety.”
  • Ralph Ellison
    Ralph Ellison
    “If the word has the potency to revive and make us free, it has also the power to blind, imprison, and destroy.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. revivre—L. re-, again, vivĕre, to live.

Usage

In literature:

As Ferrars pressed his beautiful wife to his heart, he remembered only his early love, which seemed entirely to revive.
"Endymion" by Benjamin Disraeli
Before Pauline I had played Clara Douglas in a revival of "Money," and I found her far more interesting and possible.
"The Story of My Life" by Ellen Terry
Is it the power of his austere virtue by which he hath revived again?
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
AINMILLER, a native of Muenich, the reviver of glass-painting in Germany (1807-1870).
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Soon the people began to talk of a revival, and pray for its speedy coming.
"Thirty Years in the Itinerancy" by Wesson Gage Miller
Then Dr. Pemberton will be here, and she will revive.
"Miriam Monfort" by Catherine A. Warfield
The tendency of the anthropologist is to explain this fact by Survival and Revival.
"Cock Lane and Common-Sense" by Andrew Lang
The grief and terror of Europe when the fall of Constantinople became known revived, or seemed to revive, the old enthusiasm of the crusades.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
The suppression of the Jesuits meant a revival of Jansenism.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
Confident expectations are expressed of a revival of trade and prosperity, which it is earnestly hoped may prove well founded.
"Messages and Papers of Rutherford B. Hayes" by James D. Richardson
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In poetry:

I. IF once again thou'dst have me love,
Revive my fancy's faded beam;
Give back each vision that illum'd
My early youth's ecstatic dream.
"Vive le Platonique!" by Sydney Owenson
Imprison'd songster, thou for me
Hath warbl'd many a cheerful lay,
Thy songs, so sweetly glad and free,
Revive my heart, from day to day.
"To A Canary" by Thomas Frederick Young
SOFT falls the mild, reviving shower
From April's changeful skies,
And rain-drops bend each trembling flower
They tinge with richer dyes.
"The Rainbow" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Revive in joy or grief within us,
Like lost friends wakened from their sleep,
With all their early power to win us
Alike to smile or weep.
"Music:To A Boy Of Four Years Old, On Hearing Him Play The Harp " by Fitz-Greene Halleck
The heathen lands that lie beneath
The shades of overspreading death,
Revive at his first dawning light,
And deserts blossom at the sight.
"Psalm 72 part 1" by Isaac Watts
With lavish hand our God hath spread
Beauty and fragrance o'er the land;
His smile revives the seeming dead;
Nature awakes at His command.
"Arbor Day Tribute" by Jared Barhite

In news:

Revive Big Band And Pharoahe Monch Come Together At The Blue Note.
Goodspeed revives Agatha Christie spoof 'Something's Afoot'.
When Bob DeBitetto arrived at A&E in early 2003 as head of programming, he faced a daunting challenge to help revive the network.
Cedric the Entertainer, John Leguizamo and Haley Joel Osment star in the B'way revival of David Mamet's ' American Buffalo .
The White Clay Language Immersion School is at the forefront of the A'ani revival.
Hispanics Help Revive Small Towns.
Emma Thompson Revives Anarchist 'Peter Rabbit'.
Oklahoma City University revives the 1970s hit 'Jesus Christ Superstar.
Stuart Gordon's 'Re- Animator ' Revived.
The revival of independent film.
Eric McCormack, best known for starring in the sitcom "Will & Grace," is now appearing on Broadway playing a really bad man in a revival of Gore Vidal's political drama "The Best Man".
It's the Seventies all over again in New York, with two classics that date back to the Bicentennial era in revival.
In Alaska, a Frenchman Fights to Revive the Eyak's Dead Tongue.
Moss Point, Pascagoula revive ' deep-rooted ' rivalry.
O'Reilly May Revive Dormant JQ Hammons Development.
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In science:

There has been a recent revival of interest in Bohmian mechanics (see for a technical account and references, and for a semipopular account).
Probability in Orthodox Quantum Mechanics: Probability as a Postulate Versus Probability as an Emergent Phenomenon
Throughout the present part I, however, we shall use more well-known approaches based on the variational wavefunctions introduced by BCS , and that had been used to study the discrete BCS model before Richardson’s solution was revived towards the end of 1998.
Review: Superconductivity in ultrasmall metallic grains
In this section we briefly mention the various canonical methods by which the discrete BCS model had been investigated prior to the revival of Richardson’s exact solution in 1999.
Review: Superconductivity in ultrasmall metallic grains
Scattering of neutrinos radiated from the neutrinospere may revive a stalled shock, leading to the observed explosion.
Neutrino Oscillation Workshop 2000: Conference Summary
This makes νe scattering more efficient in reviving the stalled shock.
Neutrino Oscillation Workshop 2000: Conference Summary
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