bring back to life

idiom

: to cause (someone or something that has died) to begin living again
The story is about a mad scientist who tries to bring dead people back to life.
often used figuratively
They're trying to bring the restaurant back to life by introducing a new menu.
an old theory that is being brought back to life

Examples of bring back to life in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Such a recent project — a building that's 1,000 years old — has been painstaking, but not impossible to bring back to life, and to its original purpose. Hannah Selinger, Travel + Leisure, 7 Mar. 2023 The list of extinct species that genetic engineering company Colossal wants to bring back to life is growing. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 31 Jan. 2023 Hardly any of them run, and many do not have engines or even wheels, but there are plenty left for a very handy mechanic to bring back to life. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, 14 Oct. 2022 That’s the kind of interwoven history — beyond Confederate monuments — that the JXN Project aims to bring back to life. Gregory S. Schneider, Washington Post, 30 Aug. 2022 That’s because the city of San Diego, with an initial $21.5 million investment of state and local funds, is working to bring back to life the 107-year-old, Redwood lath building that has been crumbling in plain sight. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 June 2022 Legislation establishing a 15-member Urban Forestry Commission is making its way through City Council and could be approved as early as June 6, which would essentially bring back to life a similar commission that existed in the 1990s but stopped operating in the early 2000s for unknown reasons. Courtney Astolfi, cleveland, 25 May 2022 But unlike the flowering plant, which required plenty of manipulation to bring back to life, these organisms are built to last. Elizabeth Preston, Discover Magazine, 22 Feb. 2012

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“Bring back to life.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bring%20back%20to%20life. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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