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Reenact   Listen
verb
Reenact, Re-enact  v. t.  
1.
To enact again.
2.
Specifically: To enact into law, again; as, Congress reenacted the environmental law, which had expired.
3.
To perform (an action) as a simulation of a prior event; as, She re-enacted what had happened earlier that day; the historical society reenacted the signing of the Declaration of Independence; the militia reenacted the battle of Trenton.
Synonyms: model, reenact, simulate, act out.






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"Reenact" Quotes from Famous Books



... is a fineness and a delicacy of touch that baffles a satisfactory analysis. She has the power to call forth Columbus from the past to reenact his great discovery in the imagination of her pupils—all without noise, or bombast, or gesticulation. She does what she does because she is what she is; and she needs neither copyright nor patent for protection. Her work is suffused with a rare sort of enthusiasm that carries conviction by reason ...
— The Vitalized School • Francis B. Pearson

... which admitted me to a standing place in the first balcony, and there on my feet and in complete absorption, I saw in wondrous procession Hamlet, Lear, Othello, Petruchio, Sir Giles Overreach, Macbeth, Iago, and Richelieu emerge from the shadow and re-enact their tragic lives before my eyes. These were my purple, splendid hours. From the light of this glorious mimic world I stumbled down the stairs out into the night, careless of wind or snow, my brain in a tumult of revolt, my soul surging with ...
— A Son of the Middle Border • Hamlin Garland

... brought forward next his Religious Persecution Bills. The House of Commons went with him to some extent; and, to secure success in some form or other, he introduced three separate measures, either of which would answer his purpose—{p.133} a bill for the restoration of the Six Articles, a bill to re-enact the Lollard Statute of Henry IV., De Haeretico Comburendo, and a bill to restore (in more than its original vigour) the Episcopal Jurisdiction. The Six Articles had so bad a name that the first ...
— The Reign of Mary Tudor • James Anthony Froude

... excluded from the whole of that country, by the laws of nature, of climate, and production, before, as it is now, by act of Congress."[348] As for the exclusion of the South from the Oregon Territory, the law of 1848 "did nothing more than re-enact and affirm the law which the people themselves had previously adopted, and rigorously executed, for the period of twelve years." The exclusion of slavery was the deliberate act of the people of Oregon: "it was done in obedience to that great Democratic principle, that it is ...
— Stephen A. Douglas - A Study in American Politics • Allen Johnson

... On August 6, Prince Louis Napoleon deemed the time ripe for another Napoleonic rising. Crossing over from England with General Moltenon and fifty followers he attempted to incite an insurrection at Vimereux near Boulogne. He hoped to re-enact the events after Elba. Once more his plans ended in a fiasco. "Bonaparte or not, I see in you only a conspirator," exclaimed Colonel Puygelier. The conspirators fled back to their boat and capsized. Louis Napoleon ...
— A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year - Volume Two (of Three) • Edwin Emerson



Words linked to "Reenact" :   reenactor, ordain, re-create, play



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