re·​formed ri-ˈfȯrmd How to pronounce reformed (audio)
: changed for the better
capitalized : protestant
specifically : of or relating to the chiefly Calvinist Protestant churches formed in various continental European countries

Examples of reformed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Whereas many evangelical life narratives dwell on the details of a sinful past in order to celebrate a reformed present, after the moment of conversion, Kennedy does not write about his own violence with remorse or revulsion. Charles McCrary, The New Republic, 3 Nov. 2023 The bottom line: The reformed Pac-8 or Pac-10 could be worth substantially more than either of those leagues. Jon Wilner | , oregonlive, 12 Aug. 2023 These days, a reformed Wentworth always washes her face at the end of the day. Brian Underwood, Women's Health, 9 June 2023 The reformed Adam Warlock (Will Poulter) has also joined the squad with his beloved alien pet Blurp. Devan Coggan,, 5 May 2023 On the other side of that defense, the reformed Tulare Lake continues to take shape, swallowing up pomegranate fields, barns and warehouses. Brennon Dixson, Los Angeles Times, 13 Apr. 2023 Steven Yeun at the 2021 Oscars | Credit: Matt Petit/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige officially announced Thunderbolts at San Diego Comic-Con in 2022, focusing on a group of Marvel anti-heroes and semi-reformed villains who team up for a dangerous mission. Devan Coggan,, 23 Feb. 2023 The reformed Electoral Count Act would: Allow only governors or officials designated by a state prior to the election to submit the certification of their states' electors and prohibit Congress from accepting a slate submitted by a different official. Katherine Swartz, USA TODAY, 20 July 2022 In recent years, Knight's life has fallen into a happy rhythm of touring for three months every other year with the reformed New Kids, taking on three or four renovations a year for clients and spending the rest of the time as caretaker of his mini Old Sturbridge Village. Steven Kurutz New York Times, Star Tribune, 14 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of reformed was circa 1538

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“Reformed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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