• WordNet 3.6
    • n self-reformation the act of improving yourself
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In literature:

How far she is really reformed or deteriorated in her secret self, is another question.
"The Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins
At our interview of the next day, Mrs. Tenbruggen's capacity for self-reform appeared under a new aspect.
"The Legacy of Cain" by Wilkie Collins
Reformation, in a man like me, means cowardice or self-interest.
"Two Men of Sandy Bar" by Bret Harte
Certainly self-reformation and self-purification.
"War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
We have, therefore, considerable reason for regarding the Press as being, in contrast with the legal profession, a self-reforming body.
"What is Coming?" by H. G. Wells
With a greater creative power seeking self-expression, he might have accomplished less in literary reform.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 5" by Various
He is self-made, and well read on the subject of the reforms of the day.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
This may seem sad to some modern schools which seek the reformation of society in self-denial.
"Sophisms of the Protectionists" by Frederic Bastiat
Reform must be self-reform first.
"The Ghost in the White House" by Gerald Stanley Lee
The grand object of the moral reform of Pythagoras was SELF-GOVERNMENT.
"Mysticism and its Results" by John Delafield

In news:

It's a procedure called a self-executing rule, and if it is used, the Senate healthcare reform bill will be " deemed " to have passed the House whenever the House passes a package of fixes to the Senate bill.
Justin Oakley, 35, is a self-described lifelong Hoosier, who has been a teacher for 10 years and is sick and tired of school reformers telling him and his fellow teachers how to do their jobs.
The future of the District's school system may well be decided by whether Chancellor Michelle A Rhee's forceful reform campaign becomes mired in a swamp of her own self-defeating hubris.
We thought we knew all the gimmicks that self-appointed "education reformers" have conjured up in their unending battle against America's public schools.
Democratic representatives Jane Harmon and Loretta Sanchez, both of California, and both self-labeled Blue Dog Democrats, have come out strongly in favor of a public option insurance provision in the final health care reform bill.
It also includes stories on protest movements in Panama and the Dominican Republic , the restoration of self-government in the Turks and Caicos Islands and land reform in Colombia.
Ronnie Musgrove's decision to tie his once-failed prison bill to the fate of the upcoming special session on tort reform is one that is self-serving in the extreme.
The goal of any reforms must be to discourage, and in some cases prohibit, reconstruction in high-risk areas and to move the program closer to self-sufficiency.
Japanese voters have seen self-styled reformers storm into power only to be disgraced by scandal or co-opted by the LDP bosses.
Hoping to show America they've made a clean break with Tom DeLay and his cloud of corruption scandals, House Republicans chose a seasoned dealmaker and self-styled reformer as their majority leader on Thursday.
The state of Florida is the first state in the nation to enact the Castle Doctrine, a critically needed reform that guarantees the right to self defense.