re·​formed | \ ri-ˈfȯrmd How to pronounce reformed (audio) \

Definition of reformed

1 : changed for the better
2 capitalized : protestant specifically : of or relating to the chiefly Calvinist Protestant churches formed in various continental European countries

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Recent Examples on the Web Unlike the book, in the film’s final moments, the mouse-boy-hero is changed back into a regular boy by a reformed bad witch. Kate Knibbs, Wired, "The New Adaptation of The Witches Is Almost Too Much Fun," 22 Oct. 2020 And the reformed bank robber brought a Bible with him. Willie Brown,, "Willie Brown: Burning and looting in the name of justice will hand election to Trump," 29 Aug. 2020 Trump surprised Jon Ponder, a reformed bank robber, with an Oprah-style on-camera pardon. TheWeek, "Trump adviser Larry Kudlow is referring to the still raging coronavirus pandemic in the past tense," 26 Aug. 2020 The stated goals on the post range from calling for an end to militarized weapons by police, to taxing the wealthy, to increased funding for a reformed school system. oregonlive, "Who is the PNW Youth Liberation Front at the center of recent Portland protests," 3 June 2020 The approved package is a reformed version of one that was shot down after being criticized for turning over too much power to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Tim Pearce, Washington Examiner, "Canada preparing to give $1,400 to every person affected by the coronavirus," 25 Mar. 2020 The island began a transition to its current vibrant, multi-party democracy in the 1980s, since when it has been ruled by both a reformed KMT and Tsai's independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). James Griffiths, CNN, "Taiwan has slipped through China's fingers, but will Beijing ever admit it?," 13 Jan. 2020 The proper responsibility of a reformed and self-critical legal profession, reorganized around a new model both for funding law schools and determining professional compensation, would be to support this assertion of popular sovereignty. Adam Tooze, The New York Review of Books, "How ‘Big Law’ Makes Big Money," 28 Jan. 2020 The Good Place, the four-season-long sitcom on which Bell plays a reformed sinner whose near-death — or, actual-death — experience galvanizes her to be a better human being. Marc Snetiker,, "Kristen Bell on Anna’s devastating moment in Frozen 2," 24 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of reformed

circa 1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Reformed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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