01. The former champion has been unsuccessful in a number of attempts at [regaining] his title.
02. The patient finally [regained] consciousness after being in a coma for a week.
03. In 1961, Cuban exiles supported by the U.S. tried and failed to [regain] power in Cuba.
04. Since having an affair with another woman, it has been extremely difficult for him to [regain] his wife's trust.
05. The army has [regained] control of the territory it lost during the rebellion.
06. The Liberal party hopes to [regain] a number of seats which it lost in the last election.
07. In 1974, Muhammad Ali [regained] the world heavyweight boxing title after winning his fight against George Foreman.
08. This win should help the team to [regain] its confidence.
09. In June 1982, Britain [regained] control of the Falkland Islands following a two and a half month long war with Argentina.
10. The Communist Party is [regaining] popularity in Eastern Europe among people disappointed by the lack of progress under their capitalist governments.
11. In 1172, Pope Alexander III declared Henry II to be the rightful sovereign of Ireland, and it took seven and a half centuries for the Irish to [regain] their freedom.
12. A Yugoslavian proverb notes that hours once lost cannot be [regained].
13. Oliver Wendell Holmes once suggested that man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never [regains] its original dimensions.
14. Alfred North Whitehead once suggested that religion will not [regain] its old power until it can face change in the same spirit as does science.
15. Mainland China would like to [regain] control of Taiwan, which is currently an independent republic.

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  • regain — [ rəgɛ̃ ] n. m. • regaïnXIIe; de re et a. fr. gaïn; lat. pop. °waidimen, frq. °waida « prairie »; cf. gagner 1 ♦ Herbe qui repousse dans une prairie après la première coupe. Faucher le regain d un pré. ⇒ recoupe. « les prairies où sèchent les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • regain — re‧gain [rɪˈgeɪn] verb regain (lost) ground to start to be more successful again after a difficult period of time: • The dollar regained some of its lost ground today. • He stressed that the company was confident of regaining lost ground thanks… …   Financial and business terms

  • regain — Regain. s. m. La seconde herbe qui vient dans les prez bas quand ils ont esté fauchez. Ce n est pas de bon foin, ce n est que du regain …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Regain — Re*gain (r?*g?n ), v. t. [Pref. re + gain: cf. F. regagner.] To gain anew; to get again; to recover, as what has escaped or been lost; to reach again. [1913 Webster] Syn: To recover; reobtain; repossess; retrieve. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • regain — index collect (recover money), reclaim, recover, redeem (repurchase), repossess Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • regain — (v.) 1540s, from M.Fr. regaigner, from re again (see RE (Cf. re )) + gaginer, from O.Fr. gaaignier (see GAIN (Cf. gain) (v.)). Related: Regained; regaining …   Etymology dictionary

  • regain — *recover, recruit, recoup, retrieve Analogous words: gain, *reach, compass, attain, achieve: redeem, reclaim, save (see RESCUE): restore, *renew …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • regain — [v] get back, get back to achieve, attain, compass, gain, get out from under, get well, make well, reach, reach again, reacquire, reattain, recapture, reclaim, recoup, recover, recruit, redeem, repossess, retake, retrieve, return to, save, take… …   New thesaurus

  • regain — Regain, m. acut. Est composé de ces deux entiers Re, et gaing, et signifie l herbe qui recroist au pré apres qu il a esté fauché, qu on appelle la seconde herbe, Foenum repullulans, renatum, Comme si on disoit, Secundum lucrum, Et à cela d… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • regain — ► VERB 1) obtain possession or use of (something lost) again. 2) get back to …   English terms dictionary

  • regain — [ri gān′] vt. [MFr regaigner: see RE & GAIN1] 1. to get back into one s possession; recover 2. to succeed in reaching again; get back to SYN. RECOVER …   English World dictionary

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