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renaissance
(with a lowercase "r")


When she was elected, she promised a renaissance in Detroit.
  a revival of learning and culture — especially in the arts
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renaissance renascence renaissances
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  • When she was elected, she promised a renaissance in Detroit.
  • Didn’t you tell me that the word ’renaissance’ meant rebirth?
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • I walk through the aisles, passing out a list of discussion questions on the poem "Renascence" by Edna St. Vincent Mil-lay.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • On that Saturday, Indian summer had descended over the eastern seaboard, bringing shirt-sleeve weather, flies, a renascence of Good Humor men, and to most people that absurdly deceptive feeling that the onset of winter is a wicked illusion.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • Steve went away with the German woman to Indiana, where, at first, came news of opulence, fatness, ease, and furs (with photographs), later of brawls with her honest brothers, and talk of divorce, reunion and renascence.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • I trust he will work that vein further, and recognize that Elizabethan Renascence fustian is no more bearable after medieval poesy than Scribe after Ibsen.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
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Associated words [difficulty]:   renaissance [4]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Fine Arts & Music, Architecture, Philosophy
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