born-again

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From the New Testament: "Jesus replied, 'Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born again.'" [John 3:3, Today's New International Version]

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born-again (not comparable)

  1. Having a renewed commitment to Jesus Christ as a personal saviour.
    He proclaimed himself a born-again Christian during a church retreat.
  2. (by extension) Having the zeal of a convert of a non-religious cause or activity.
    After not picking up a shovel for twenty years, she finally saw the beauty in flowers and declared herself a born-again gardener.
  3. Of or pertaining to evangelical Christianity.
    To many people a born-again philosophy is a fundamentalist philosophy.

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born-again (plural born-agains)

  1. Someone who has a renewed commitment to Jesus Christ as a personal saviour.
  2. Anyone with a renewed commitment to any kind of cause or belief.
  3. An evangelical Christian.