And we revert to form and complain about how our political leaders bailed out AIG or the auto industry.
The city had already begun to revert back to its historic and real masters: sheiks and imams, the white-robed religious clerics.
And people like the Gestapo are either not educated out of it, or they just revert to it.
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.