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born–again

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adjective \-ə-ˈgen, -ˈgin, -ˈgān\

Simple Definition of born–again

  • : having a new or stronger belief in the Christian religion

  • : newly interested in and enthusiastic about something and eager to make other people think the way you do

Full Definition of born–again

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or being a usually Christian person who has made a renewed or confirmed commitment of faith especially after an intense religious experience

  2. 2 :  having returned to or newly adopted an activity, a conviction, or a persona especially with a proselytizing zeal <a born–again conservative>

Origin of born–again

from the verse “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God” (John 3:3–AV)


First Known Use: 1861


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