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A Tale of Two Cities
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revert -- as in: revert to childish ways
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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • His eyes came slowly back, at last, to the face from which they had wandered; when they rested on it, he started, and resumed, in the manner of a sleeper that moment awake, reverting to a subject of last night.
  • Carton terminated the conversation here, by rising to help him on with his outer coat; "But you," said Mr. Lorry, reverting to the theme, "you are young."
  • At first, his mind reverted to Defarge, and he thought of finding out the wine-shop again and taking counsel with its master in reference to the safest dwelling-place in the distracted state of the city.
  • Relieved as his mind reverted to that, he answered: "Your confidence in me ought to be returned with full confidence on my part.

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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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