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Definitions of regeneration

  1. feedback in phase with ( augmenting) the input
  2. forming again ( especially with improvements or removal of defects); renewing and reconstituting
  3. ( biology) growth anew of lost tissue or destroyed parts or organs
  4. the activity of spiritual or physical renewal
  5. The act of regenerating, or the state of being regenerated.
  6. The entering into a new spiritual life; the act of becoming, or of being made, Christian; that change by which holy affectations and purposes are substituted for the opposite motives in the heart.
  7. The reproduction or renewal of tissues, cells, etc., which have been used up and destroyed by the ordinary processes of life; as, the continual regeneration of the epithelial cells of the body, or the regeneration of the contractile substance of muscle.
  8. The union of parts which have been severed, so that they become anatomically perfect; as, the regeneration of a nerve.
  9. The reproduction of a part which has been removed or destroyed; re- formation; - a process especially characteristic of a many of the lower animals; as, the regeneration of lost feelers, limbs, and claws by spiders and crabs.
  10. The act of renewing or reforming; the state of being renewed or reformed; in theology, the new birth of spiritual life; in biology, the forming of new tissue to supply that which has been lost.
  11. Reproduction or repair of lost or injured parts.
  12. Second production of a part.
  13. Act of regenerating: state of being regenerated: ( theol.) new birth: the change from a carnal to a Christian life.
  14. A renewing; the new birth.
  15. Regenerative.
  16. Regenerationly.
  17. Reproduction; the new birth of Christianity, under the operation of the spirit of Christ, in which the poles or tendencies of the life become, as it were, reversed. Baptismal regeneration, the doctrine that the power of spiritual life, forfeited by the Fall, is restored to the soul in the sacrament of baptism duly administered.
  18. In Christian theol., that change of nature produced in the heart of man through the working of the Holy Spirit, significantly called " a being born again," which enables him to walk " in newness of life"; in phys., the renewal of a portion of lost or removed tissue.
  19. The renewal of a portion of the body which has been lost.
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Quotes of regeneration

  1. Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring. – William Alexander
  2. The essence of a tragedy, or even of a serious play, is the spiritual awakening, or regeneration of the hero. – Maxwell Anderson
  3. I think the tree is an element of regeneration which in itself is a concept of time. – Joseph Beuys
  4. The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education. – Jean de la Bruyere
  5. The Goddess of Old Europe and Ancient Crete represented the unity of life in nature, delight in the diversity of form, the powers of birth, death and regeneration – Carol P. Christ
  6. It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration – Edsger Dijkstra
  7. Deep, unspeakable suffering may well be called a baptism, a regeneration the initiation into a new state. – Ira Gershwin
  8. This is a pivotal time for urban regeneration We must take a long term view. – Richard Rogers
  9. Sanctification is not regeneration – Matthew Simpson

Usage examples for regeneration

  1. And we realize that in order to change ourselves, an actual regeneration of the will is necessary. – The Inside of the Cup, Volume 5 by Winston Churchill
  2. He does not believe that the reformation of society can bring this beauty, this divine order, among men without the regeneration of the hearts of men. – Ideas of Good and Evil by William Butler Yeats
  3. Have you no idea of repentance and regeneration from sin? – The Millionaire Baby by Anna Katharine Green
  4. Gabriel had met with his new religion, and he gave himself over to it entirely, dreaming of the regeneration of humanity through its stomach. – The Shadow of the Cathedral by Vicente Blasco Ibañez
  5. The schemes for the world's regeneration evaporated in a tumult of voices. – Crotchet-Castle by Peacock, Thomas Love
  6. He gave keen attention to the physical states of an insane friend, who was full of the Regeneration of Mankind, and entered his observations in his note- book. – Maxim Gorki by Hans Ostwald
  7. I am likely to see him soon; when I shall submit his soul to the test, and find whether there is still in it enough of the old honesty to give hope of his regeneration – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  8. Signed and sealed in the blood of Lotys, they had responded to the magnetism of her name with the prompt obedience of waves rising to the influence of the moon,- and Sergius, full of a thousand wild schemes for the regeneration of the People, was more happy to know them as subjects to her power, than as adherents to his own cause. – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  9. Like many others, the first gleam of political regeneration led him into a system, which drove him out of France, to implore the shelter of a foreign asylum, that he might not fall a victim to his own credulity. – The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
  10. As a mere design of man, intended for the regeneration of humanity and the new creation of an abnormal order of things, it cannot possibly succeed, because it is opposed to the nature of men, among whom as a whole there can be no perfect unity of external government and internal organization, owing to the infinite variety of which we spoke at the beginning, which is as strong in human beings as elsewhere. – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  11. Must have a chance for regeneration – Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course by W. B. M. Ferguson
  12. It is the regeneration of the individual. – The Life Radiant by Lilian Whiting
  13. Thus began the regeneration of Milton Zwiebel, for he soon perceived that to Miss Clara Levy a box of candy was not nearly so acceptable a token of his esteem as was a cheerful dusting of the sample stock. – The Competitive Nephew by Montague Glass
  14. For they all are names for the Mount of Regeneration the mount or " holy hill" of the Lord, within the man, to be on which is to be in the Spirit. – The Story of Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland and of the new Gospel of Interpretation by Edward Maitland
  15. This mortification then of sin, as to its reigning power, is completed in the first act of conversion and regeneration – Christian Sects in the Nineteenth Century by Caroline Frances Cornwallis
  16. I say seemingly insignificant because a little dog seems such a small and unlikely thing to act the leading part in a criminal's judgment and suggested regeneration and yet all lovers of animals know what such a tie of affection may mean, especially to one who has no human friends- and even while it works, the victim of Nemesis as the author says " is wholly unconscious of the irony of the situation." – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  17. But while such were the calamities which Catholicism was maturing, the eloquent writings of Voltaire, of Rousseau, and other liberal authors were awakening a spirit of inquiry in the public mind, and preparing the way for political regeneration – Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues by John Alberger
  18. The distinction of which we speak is between repentance or conversion on the one side, and regeneration or a new life on the other side. – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  19. By that virtue and good management which the envious call luck, she had now money, Cosimo's money, to devote to the regeneration of the world. – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions

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