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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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revert -- as in: revert to childish ways
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • Parsons did, indeed, invariably revert to shorts when a community hike or any other physical activity gave him an excuse for doing so.
  • Left to themselves, like cattle turned loose upon the plains of Argentina, they had reverted to a style of life that appeared to be natural to them, a sort of ancestral pattern.
  • The heat and the manual work had even given him a pretext for reverting to shorts and an open shirt in the evenings.

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  • When registering disapprobation, he always reverted back to her childhood nickname.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Andie had reverted to her old cheery self after Amy returned.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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