Lonard thinks ha-ha-ha and tells Bantam that the rights have reverted to him, which they have.
Last fall, North Carolina reverted to form and voted for Mitt Romney.
I found that I reverted to a housewife stereotype as servile as my grandma.
Large parts even of the city of Constantinople reverted to farm land.
But when the second stall warning sounded, he reverted to the nose-up command.
He now reverted to the form of the aphorism, and resolved to throw the materials of the Cogitata et Visa into this shape.
When they were sitting at the door in the semidusk, he reverted to the idea.
There was a moment's pause, and then Tommy reverted to Mrs. Vandemeyer's death.
She reverted to the subject a little later, while she washed the dishes and Alice wiped them.
Then the marine force ceased to be composed of two corps, artillery and infantry, and it reverted to a single one of infantry.
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.