And we revert to form and complain about how our political leaders bailed out AIG or the auto industry.
Classically, by turning on/off several genetic switches, scientists can revert cells to a less specialized stage.
Maybe we should just revert back to the days of the Ma Bell monopoly and start leasing our phones again?
Today we asked, "Should the GOP revert to winner-take-all primaries?"
For her sake, New York cannot revert to the way it used to be.
"I don't want to revert to that terrible tragedy again," he said, after a pause.
I revert, then, to my statement that God's relation to punishment is chiefly verbal.
It therefore seems to go without question that the only course for us to pursue is to revert to the ancient practice of convoy.
And now to revert more particularly to our home life in the shanty.
They continually, in their impatience, revert to force of some sort, for the attainment of spiritual ends.
c.1300, "to come to oneself again," from Old French revertir "return, change back," from Vulgar Latin *revertire, variant of Latin revertere "turn back, turn about; come back, return," from re- "back" (see re-) + vertere "to turn" (see versus). Of position or property from mid-15c.; application to customs and ideas is from 1610s.
revert re·vert (rĭ-vûrt')
v. re·vert·ed, re·vert·ing, re·verts
To return to a former condition, practice, subject, or belief.
To undergo genetic reversion.