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born-again

[bawrn-uh-gen or, esp. British, -uh-geyn] /ˈbɔrn əˌgɛn or, esp. British, -əˌgeɪn/
adjective
1.
committed or recommitted to religious faith through an intensely religious experience:
a born-again Christian.
2.
reactivated or revitalized:
a born-again conservatism in American politics.
3.
enthusiastically committed:
a born-again jogger.
noun
4.
a person who is characterized by a newfound faith or enthusiasm.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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British Dictionary definitions for born again

born-again

/ˈbɔːnəˌɡɛn/
adjective
1.
having experienced conversion, esp to evangelical Christianity
2.
showing the enthusiasm of one newly converted to any cause: a born-again monetarist
noun
3.
a person who shows fervent enthusiasm for a new-found cause, belief, etc
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Word Origin and History for born again

born-again

adj.

of Protestant Christians, by 1920, based on John iii:3. Used in figurative (non-religious) sense by 1977.

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