“They (critics of reform) think these people are expendable,” says Simpson.
reform, such as it is, is being carved up in Congress and any bill passed will surely be inadequate.
reform brought very different supporters to the table: not just prairie voters, but blue-collar workers, immigrants and others.
Walter Mondale emerged from his Twin Cities igloo to stump for reform.
It passed because the House contains dozens of culturally conservative Democrats, many of whom voted yes on reform.
“The reform has commenced,” she cried gaily, seeing how they looked at her.
With the year 1869 Mr. Gladstone entered upon a great period of reform.
It was hoped to anticipate the demands of the Conference by a scheme of reform wider than they were likely to advise.
He told her that certain responsibilities were hers, but that she could not reform the world.
To reform and elevate the class of criminals, we must reform and elevate all other classes.
c.1300, "to convert into another and better form," from Old French reformer "rebuild, reconstruct, recreate" (12c.), from Latin reformare "to form again, change, transform, alter," from re- "again" (see re-) + formare "to form" (see form (n.)). Intransitive sense from 1580s.
Meaning "to bring (a person) away from an evil course of life" is recorded from early 15c.; of governments, institutions, etc., from early 15c. Related: Reformed; reforming. Reformed churches (1580s) usually are Calvinist as opposed to Lutheran. Reformed Judaism (1843) is a movement initiated in Germany by Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786). Reform school is attested from 1859.
"any proceeding which brings back a better order of things," 1660s, from reform (v.) and in some uses from French réforme. As a branch of Judaism from 1843.