a person devoted to bringing about
, as in politics or society.
initial capital letter
any of the leaders of the Reformation.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to form again.
orig. identical with
Can be confused
to form anew
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Which is why technology may be so attractive to some teaching reformers.
But again the realities of prison life contradicted the reformers' hopes.
Suppose you decide instead to produce the hydrogen at filling stations with small steam methane reformers.
In the view of reformers, this power was intended to be broad in scope.
Outspoken political and economic reformers have been shunned or imprisoned.
Over the last decade, food reformers have carved out a place for themselves on the high moral ground.
College costs are rising faster than even health costs, and reformers from left and right seek cost-cutting ideas.
Over the past generation reformers have tried heroically, and in many cases successfully, to end housing discrimination.
The police cracked down, shooting some demonstrators and arresting scores of dissidents and reformers.
The reformers have not been helped by the financial crisis.
The problem for reformers has always been knowing where to start.
The coalition has mangled the legislation with so many concessions that even many reformers now suggest abandoning it.
The sheer complexity of the field makes the reformers' work harder.
Reformers are watching carefully for any signs that the mistakes of the past are about to be repeated.
But it is unclear whether reformers will try to make the system more talent-friendly.
Many reformers think this approach is the best way to avoid liquidity crises.
Health reformers always smash up against two unpalatable truths.
As health-care reform forges ahead, reformers are desperate to find cost savings and the hospital industry is a juicy target.
Some things, however, may forever remain beyond the reach of all reformers.
Lack of political will in his cabinet, where fellow reformers are in the minority, is one reason.
Sad really, how all these so-called reformers turn around and continue to support the status quo once they are at the helm.
Reformers argue that doing away with this convoluted system would make it easier to manage the currency.
Reformers, on the other hand, have argued that school-based approaches can produce big results.
Some reformers say this discourages people from making cost-effective medical choices.
Catalytic steam reformers are generally considered to be the largest of the reformer reactors.
The large reactor size also tends to make it more costly and harder to start up than other reformers.
But many school reformers see things differently today.
The pamphlet targets reformers who regard people as commodities.