re·​formed | \ri-ˈfȯrmd \

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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And Suárez credits the Maestro’s exhortations with turning him into a reformed character. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "Uruguay: Soccer’s Dead Poets Society," 29 June 2018 The reformed rules should also streamline the reporting requirements for local broadcasters. Michael O’rielly, WSJ, "A Smarter Approach to Saturday Morning Cartoons," 20 June 2018 But Bill Clinton seems to have skipped the public culpability and accountability phase and moved directly to the reformed sinner preaching phase. Susanna Schrobsdorff, Time, "Why It Matters That Bill Clinton Hasn't Really Apologized to Monica Lewinsky," 7 June 2018 A year after forming, the band was tapped by concert promoter Jam Productions for a prime gig opening for the reformed Big Star at the Metro. Chrissie Dickinson,, "Chicago's Frisbie celebrates 20 years with more great tunes," 26 Apr. 2018 The initial idea for the film began with Forster and the band’s tour manager Jennifer Shagawat; footage was shot during the reformed Slits’ tour prior to Forster’s death from cancer at the age of 48. David Chiu, Billboard, "The Slits' Tessa Pollitt & Documentary Director Talk Punk Pioneers' Legacy," 26 Apr. 2018 Miller, a reformed boho babe, looked polished in her minimalist, body-skimming Isa Arfen dress. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Sienna Miller Says Hello to a New Season With the Cheery Handbag," 2 May 2018 The first is a reformed bankruptcy code that makes the seizure of businesses easier (see article). The Economist, "The humbling of India’s tycoons," 19 Apr. 2018 Beyond just the abdominal muscles, the reformed motion taps the entire lower body. Zachary Lewis,, "New X3S Bench triples the intensity of the classic sit-up: Stretching Out," 21 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of reformed

circa 1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of reformed was circa 1538

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something that serves to warn or remind

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