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Definitions of reformation

  1. rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course; " the reclamation of delinquent children"
  2. improvement in the existing form or condition of institutions or practices etc.; a striking change for the better in social or political or religious affairs
  3. a religious movement of the 16th century that began as an attempt to reform the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the creation of Protestant churches
  4. improvement ( or an intended improvement) in the existing form or condition of institutions or practices etc.; intended to make a striking change for the better in social or political or religious affairs
  5. The act of reforming, or the state of being reformed; change from worse to better; correction or amendment of life, manners, or of anything vicious or corrupt; as, the reformation of manners; reformation of the age; reformation of abuses.
  6. Specifically ( Eccl. Hist.), the important religious movement commenced by Luther early in the sixteenth century, which resulted in the formation of the various Protestant churches.
  7. The act of changing a written contract when one of the parties can prove that the actual agreement was different than what's written down. The changes are usually made by a court when both parties overlooked a mistake in the document, or when one party has deceived the other.
  8. The act of making or state of being made better; change from worse to better; Reformation, the great religious movement, begun by Martin Luther, in the sixteenth century, resulting in the formation of the Protestant churches.
  9. The act of forming again.
  10. The act of reforming: amendment: improvement: the great religious change of the 16th century, when the Protestants separated from the R. Cath. Church.
  11. Act of reforming; amendment; improvement.
  12. The act of reforming, or the state of being reformed; especially, the establishment of Protestantism in the sixteenth century.
  13. The act of reforming; the state of being reformed; correction or amendment; the act of forming anew. The Reformation, the great religious revolt of the 16th century, headed by Luther, which issued in the establishment, over a large section of Europe, of the Protestant religion.
  14. The act of changing from worse to better, as in life or manners; amendment; The Reformation, the great change in religious opinions in Europe, begun by Luther and others in 1517.
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Quotes of reformation

  1. You can make yourself feel better about yourself if you project your shadow side, if you project your own potential for evil onto someone else. By annihilating them and, therefore, your shadow, you bring yourself into some state of purity or reformation – Jennifer Beals
  2. To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation is what each begins and perfects on himself. – Thomas Carlyle
  3. On March 11, 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev became leader of the Soviet Union, and within a few weeks the full -scale reformation he attempted to carry out both inside his country and in its cold war relations with the West, particularly the United States, began to unfold. – Stephen Cohen
  4. As the power of Christianity declined through the centuries that have followed the Reformation Calvinism played a less and less important part, while the new philosophies of mechanism and rationalism correspondingly increased. – Ralph A. Cram
  5. The Reformation did not directly touch the question of the true character of God's church. – John Nelson Darby
  6. Reformation ends not in contemplation, but in action. – George Gillespie
  7. Reformation like education, is a journey, not a destination. – Mary Harris Jones
  8. But human nature is not to be totally changed even by such a force as the Reformation – William A. Neilson
  9. Thinking that morality is all about commandments is a relatively new way of thinking, since the Reformation – Timothy Radcliffe
  10. A judgment pronounced in accordance with the facts can therefore assign to it an historical place only within that movement of reformation which was brought to a victorious issue by King Josiah. – Julius Wellhausen

Usage examples for reformation

  1. Renaissance and Reformation those mighty, revolutionary forces, have entered every country by side- doors, so to say. – The Haskalah Movement in Russia by Jacob S. Raisin
  2. After the Reformation at the North the Church in Italy started the Counter- Reformation – A Text-Book of the History of Painting by John C. Van Dyke
  3. In his various attempts at reformation in our orthography, he has spelled many hundreds of words in such a variety of ways, that he knows not at last which of them is right, and which are wrong. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  4. Mr Morgan talked rather big, when the ladies went away, of his plans for the reformation of Carlingford. – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  5. Her long reign had established the Reformation but toleration was a virtue beyond her conception, and beyond the age. – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  6. These spectacles set him thinking, and after long reflection he decided to surrender his wealth, to relinquish his happiness, and devote himself to the reformation of his people. – Modern India by William Eleroy Curtis
  7. As she often expressed a great desire to see her cousins in Albany, he called upon them, and told the story of her reformation – Isaac T. Hopper by L. Maria Child
  8. They included a very proper demand for the reformation of vice at home. – John Knox and the Reformation by Andrew Lang
  9. I myself recommended the East India Company's service, thinking that he would have less opportunity for crime out there, and that there would be a strong chance that either fever or a bullet would carry him off, for I own that I have not the slightest hope of reformation in such a character. – Colonel Thorndyke's Secret by G. A. Henty
  10. I drink to his own reformation – Gryll Grange by Thomas Love Peacock Commentator: George Saintsbury
  11. Its hostility to Joan of Arc and the Reformation were alike intense. – A Wanderer in Paris by E. V. Lucas
  12. Such a frame of mind cannot fail to be attended also with an external reformation of life and manners. – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  13. I am convinced of her reformation or else you and my good lady would not treat her with such respect. – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  14. And in general Cato esteemed the customs and manners of men at that time so corrupt, and a reformation in them so necessary, that he thought it requisite, in many things, to go contrary to the ordinary way of the world. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  15. His heroes, when they need reformation are commonly brought into the right path by the combined influence of a pretty woman and a round sum of money. – The Pirate and The Three Cutters by Frederick Marryat
  16. Certain germs of theory about the Church, about its relation to pre- Reformation times, about authority in religion, were in the air, and they became absorbed in Keble's system. – The Age of Tennyson by Hugh Walker
  17. It also called for a change of views in some things, and a reformation in life. – Bible-Readings-for-the-Home-Circle by
  18. The Reformation brought Scotland among the civilized nations, but it took Scotland a century and a half to live down the Reformation – A Book of Prefaces by H. L. Mencken
  19. In England at the Reformation the King had been made head of the Church. – This Country Of Ours by H. E. Marshall Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
  20. The liberty so widely praised that followed the Reformation has been a limited liberty because it was only a literary liberty. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward

Rhymes for reformation