reincarnation

noun

re·​in·​car·​na·​tion ˌrē-(ˌ)in-(ˌ)kär-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce reincarnation (audio)
1
a
: the action of reincarnating : the state of being reincarnated
b
: rebirth in new bodies or forms of life
especially : a rebirth of a soul in a new human body
2
: a fresh embodiment

Examples of reincarnation in a Sentence

Many people believe in reincarnation.
Recent Examples on the Web YouTube personality Trisha Paytas has been the subject of a year-long online joke that suggests her children are the reincarnation of the royal family. Daysia Tolentino, NBC News, 6 Feb. 2024 Formed in 2021, Forever Balboa Park is the reincarnation of two now-defunct park groups, the Balboa Park Conservancy and the Friends of Balboa Park. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Feb. 2024 But all the effervescence and fun have been drained out of the material in this labored reincarnation, a movie musical made by people who appear to have zero understanding of movie-musical vernacular. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Jan. 2024 In its reincarnation, the exhibition paired the original 26 women with 26 of today’s female-identifying or nonbinary emerging artists, including Hollowell. Stephanie Sporn, Vogue, 8 Feb. 2024 The process of finding a reincarnation had almost been lost to time. David Pierson, New York Times, 4 Oct. 2023 Are the seals, known as selkies, really reincarnations of the dead? Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 31 Jan. 2024 In the book, however, how these characters are connected — whether by reincarnation or by the universality of human nature — is up to the reader. Vanessa Armstrong, Vulture, 27 July 2023 Wolverine, but that version of Deadpool was vastly different from Reynolds' wisecracking, raunchy reincarnation of the character in 2016's record-breaking Deadpool. Cara Lynn Shultz, Peoplemag, 16 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of reincarnation was in 1845

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“Reincarnation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reincarnation. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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reincarnation

noun
re·​in·​car·​na·​tion (ˌ)rē-ˌin-ˌkär-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce reincarnation (audio)
1
: the action of reincarnating : the state of being reincarnated
2
: rebirth in new bodies or forms of life
especially : a rebirth of a soul in a new human body
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