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[ri-nas-uh ns, -ney-suh ns] /rɪˈnæs əns, -ˈneɪ səns/
noun, (sometimes lowercase)
Origin of Renascence
1720-30; renasc(ent) + -ence Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But such a stimulus, the Renascence of Eastern Asia, or a great German fleet upon the ocean, may presently supply.

    Anticipations Herbert George Wells
  • Such an advance in our conceptions took place after the Renascence.

  • It has been suggested that Michelangelo meant to represent by this figure the Renascence of Italy, still struggling with darkness.

    Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2 Francis Marion Crawford
  • It was the new birth, the regeneration (Renascence) of the world.

    History of Education Levi Seeley
  • This fourth sonata is as Keltic as the combined poetic forces of the neo-Celtic Renascence in Ireland.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • All this peaceful beauty of Nature's Renascence was nothing to her.

    A German Pompadour Marie Hay
  • Whatever we think of his appreciation of the Reformation, there will be no dispute about his appreciation of the Renascence.

    A Short History of England G. K. Chesterton
  • Man, final emancipation of, 47: see also Renascence of Wonder, ‘Aylwinism.’

    Theodore Watts-Dunton James Douglas
  • Mr. Boltt had been a surveyor at one period of his life, and his favourite theme of conversation was Renascence architecture.

    Changing Winds St. John G. Ervine
  • But there is no reason why the Turks should not share in such a Renascence.

    The Evolution of States J. M. Robertson
British Dictionary definitions for Renascence


/rɪˈnæsəns; -ˈneɪ-/
a variant of renaissance
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Renascence



"rebirth; state of being reborn," 1727, from renascent + -ence. As a native alternative to The Renaissance, first used in 1869 by Matthew Arnold. Related: Renascency (1660s).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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