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revert -- as in: revert to childish ways
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The War of the Worlds
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  • I was a little depressed at first with the contagion of my wife’s fears, but very soon my thoughts reverted to the Martians.
  • But my brother’s attention speedily reverted to the distant firing in the south.
  • Then he would suddenly revert to the matter of the food I withheld from him, praying, begging, weeping, at last threatening.

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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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