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revival

1. a new production of a play that has not been recently performed
2. a reawakening of faith or renewal of commitment to religion
3. an evangelistic meeting or service intended to effect such a reawakening in those present
4. the re-establishment of legal validity, as of a judgment, contract, etc.

Revival

A restoration to use after a period of obscurity.
References in classic literature ?
And truly the religious revival assumed formidable proportions.
You see, it was a Methodist revival father got converted in, and so of course he joined the Methodist church.
I told her that Ebenezer Naismith would preach the revival, and that I would build a church great enough in which to house it.
I shall find in him the Foreworld; in his childhood the Age of Gold, the Apples of Knowledge, the Argonautic Expedition, the calling of Abraham, the building of the Temple, the Advent of Christ, Dark Ages, the Revival of Letters, the Reformation, the discovery of new lands, the opening of new sciences and new regions in man.
This collection of Nevelet's is the great culminating point in the history of the revival of the fame and reputation of Aesopian Fables.
Changed as all the circumstances now were, our position towards each other in the golden days of our first companionship seemed to be revived with the revival of our love.
It is not a mere whim; it is not the casual revival of my old wishes and desires; but an earnest, solemn purpose.
Though this was only a recurrence of what had happened before, it struck all present as if it had been death, not only from its contrast with the completeness of the revival, but because his words had all had reference to the possibility that his death was near.
With the brightness and joy of morning, came the renewal of yesterday's labours, the revival of its pleasant thoughts, the restoration of its energies, cheerfulness, and hope.
So when revivals broke out in Wales in 1735, there were precedents in Herrnhut, Saxony, in 1727 and Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1734 and much closer to home, under the preaching of Griffith Jones at Laugharne in 1714.
Ukachi examines revivals in one nation to uncover key information for the world
Mark Shaw is Director of the Centre for World Christianity, Africa International University, Nairobi, Kenya, and author of Global Awakening: How Twentieth-Century Revivals Triggered a Christian Revolution (IVP, 2010).