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Definition to put someone back into their previous job, position, or state


to put something into use or force again
  • The police officer was cleared of charges and reinstated.
  • When the pilots strike ended, regular flights were reinstated.
  • She argues that we should reinstate the military draft.
  • After confessing to these things they had been pardoned, reinstated in the Party, and given posts which were in fact sinecures but which sounded important.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • reinstated = put back into a previous position
  • It was fully realized that though the human beings had been defeated in the Battle of the Cowshed they might make another and more determined attempt to recapture the farm and reinstate Mr. Jones.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • reinstate = put someone back into their previous position
  • On Monday, Carlson would reinstate me.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • reinstate = to put someone back into their previous job or position
  • His reputation was ruined; racing officials tailed him around after his reinstatement, trying to catch him in some nefarious act.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • After eight years, she was reinstated as first trombone.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • There was even talk about reinstating Frank's great-grandfather, Shen Lun, to the legion's roll of honor.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • When I came out, I was reinstated again as I'd been the first time and allowed to go on lecturing.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Rhett's great love for his child had gone far toward reinstating him in public opinion.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • The strikers presented two demands: the reinstatement of the four men who had been discharged; a reversal of the Banner's stand on the Cortlandt case.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • From the corner of my eye, I saw Sharon and Maggie fall to the back of the crowd, melting away from the reinstatement of reason.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Their licenses were later reinstated.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • There was a huge petition online to get her honor reinstated and name her the sole valedictorian again, though as of this writing that hasn't happened.
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • Jan Hinckart was dispossessed by Farnese, and Leonard I, the Thurn and Taxis Grand Master, reinstated.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • It appears I shall have to reinstate Chiron as activities director.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • Even if there was some plan behind what he did, there was nothing that could reinstate him in the eyes of his fellow man.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • You have it in your power to be reinstated in our affections.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • It was the end of September before visiting days were reinstated at La Victoria, and we got to see the men.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies

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