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revert -- as in: revert to childish ways
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David Copperfield
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  • Copperfield,’ said my mother, answering with some difficulty, ’was so considerate and good as to secure the reversion of a part of it to me.’
  • ’I shall never, Master Copperfield,’ said Mrs. Micawber, ’revert to the period when Mr. Micawber was in difficulties, without thinking of you.
  • ’The next in reversion — you understand me?’
  • Mr. Micawber promptly resumed his letter, glad to revert to a performance with which he was so highly satisfied.

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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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