re·​in·​car·​na·​tion | \ ˌrē-(ˌ)in-(ˌ)kär-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce reincarnation (audio) \

Definition of reincarnation

1a : 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 The latest reincarnation of Picchiotti will mark another sea change for the brand. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 3 Aug. 2022 Aldis Hodge plays Hawkman, an archaeologist and the reincarnation of an Egyptian prince. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 25 July 2022 Atkinson's spectacular doorstop might be described as a reincarnation story, but also might be called a deeply insightful examination of how a single character would experience the whole of the tumultuous 20th century. The Week Staff, The Week, 27 June 2022 However, Bravo is reportedly still in talks with some of the show's original stars, so a spin-off or reincarnation isn't out of the question. Amy Mackelden, ELLE, 30 Apr. 2022 Although Sigal gradually pieces together the facts of Harrison’s case, a lot of the film’s allusions to reincarnation and repressed memories remain just vague enough to allow for broad interpretation. Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times, 15 Apr. 2022 That sense of incarnation and reincarnation is what documentary film can do that nonfiction writing can’t. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 1 Mar. 2022 Sadly, Sloane and her new husband only have a few moments together again before Klaus’s handy reincarnation trick subsides, and Luther fades back into The Void. Lauren Puckett-pope, ELLE, 23 June 2022 And now, reincarnation becomes it, as a rich online archive of the past and, against all odds, a print magazine heading into the future. Roy Trakin, Variety, 11 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of reincarnation

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Reincarnation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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re·​in·​car·​na·​tion | \ ˌrē-ˌin-ˌkär-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce reincarnation (audio) \

Kids Definition of reincarnation

: rebirth of the soul in a new body after death


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