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renaissance

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(with a lowercase "r")
Definition a revival of learning and culture — especially in the arts
  • When she was elected, she promised a renaissance in Detroit.
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Didn't you tell me that the word 'renaissance' meant rebirth?
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • renaissance = a revival of learning and culture
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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(with an uppercase "R")
Definition the period of European history known for a revival of intellectual and artistic achievement (14th through mid-17th centuries)
  • We're visiting the museum to see the exhibit of Renaissance art.
Renaissance = the period of European history known for a revival of intellectual and artistic achievement (14th through mid-17th centuries)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The Renaissance, the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the Scientific Revolution were some of the major signposts on Western civilization's road to modernity.
    Dinesh D'Souza  --  What's So Great About America
  • On the far wall, across from the sofa, hung an ornately framed reproduction of Picasso's "Mother and Child," and directly opposite, above the sofa, was a painting of a dashing Renaissance courtier, masked, sword in hand, protecting a frightened, pink-cheeked maiden.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • Renaissance = the period of European history known for a revival of intellectual and artistic achievement (14th through mid-17th centuries)
  • She had written reams on the Renaissance and the scientific breakthrough, the new view of nature and Francis Bacon, who had said that knowledge was power.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • Renaissance = the period of European history known for a revival of intellectual and artistic achievement (14th through mid-17th centuries)
  • Pink marble walls and white marble floors were enclosed by arched and vaulted ceilings; an assembly room had been done in the manner of the High Italian Renaissance, another was illuminated by chandeliers flashing with crystal teardrops; there was a wall of fragile French windows overlooking an Italian garden of marble bric-a-brac; the library was Provencal on the first floor, rococo on the second.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
Renaissance = the period of European history known for a revival of intellectual and artistic achievement (14th through mid-17th centuries)

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